Locally, I see people defying the new IL law that you MUST have an earpiece or bluetooth to use your phone. Yesterday, I saw a 20-something on Facebook while I waited to cross the street as she sat at a fresh green light. Where does it end?
A year ago, a 59 year old Lake Zurich woman out riding her motorcycle was murdered when she was rear-ended by a woman PAINTING HER NAILS AND DRIVING. Last week an intersection camera caught a semi-trailer driver using a magnifying glass while looking at his mobile phone AND DRIVING his semi at 45 mph.
Cyclists are guilty of this too. My last ride I saw a woman on the phone with one hand in the AEROBARS the other on her phone.
Too many motorcyclists, cyclists and drivers (read: PEOPLE) have lost money, time or their lives to distracted driving.
Lora Hunt should get the full five years. Unfortunately, that is the maximum the law allows. Open for the judge in sentencing, revoking her drivers license... for LIFE.
From Chicago Tribune.com