facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Illinois moves to ban texting while biking

Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM   |   Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation that would ban texting while biking, officials said.

The Illinois House Transportation Committee voted in favor of a bill that prohibits bikers from texting while in motion, the St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.

The bill, proposed by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, allows bicyclists to use hands-free devices while biking and text when the bike is stopped and pulled to the side of the road.

Opposition to the legislation came from state Rep. Michael Unes, R-East Peoria, who questioned whether the ban would be difficult to enforce and stop cyclists from using other devices such as global positioning satellite systems.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead Train hits SUV in southern Illinois, 3 dead
2
Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupts
3
Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations Ex-Navy SEAL probed over bin Laden revelations
4
Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga arrive in Kobane, Syria to help fight Islamic State
5
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback