Illinois Distracted Driving Law

Regarding the use of electronic communications devices, Section 5/12-610.2 of the Illinois Compiled Statues provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a road way while using an electronic communication device. (Sub-section b)

However, the statute also provides in sub-section (b)(8) that the law does not apply to:

“a driver using two-way mobile radio transmitters or receivers for licensees of the Federal Communications Commission in the amateur radio service”

Relevant sections are quoted below. You should be aware of these provisions if you are stopped.

(625 ILCS 5/12-610.2)
Sec. 12-610.2. Electronic communication devices.
(b) A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device.
(d) This Section does not apply to:
     
(8) a driver using two-way mobile radio transmitters or receivers for licensees of the Federal Communications Commission in the amateur radio service;

The complete statute can be found here.

As always, common sense rules. If use of your devices will compromise the safety of yourself or others, put them away.