Cellphones

Illinois Mulls Ban on Cellphones While Driving

Hands-free devices would remain legal

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The Illinois House Friday voted to make it illegal to talk on a handheld cellphone while driving.

Supporters argued reducing distractions for drivers could prevent wrecks and deaths behind the wheel.

"If we can do something about it, we should stop it," said state Rep. John D'Amico, a Chicago Democrat.

(Hat tip to Diana Rickert via Twitter)