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Illinois motorists not complying with law about cellphone use while driving

An Illinois Department of Transportation study released earlier this year showed that almost one out of five drivers in Chicago are probably violating the law that prohibits the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. So if drivers are still texting and talking on the road, how effective is the law and what are the real dangers and consequences of ignoring it? The National Safety Council put out a paper in 2013 called "Understanding The Distracted Brain; Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior:, and we talk with David Teater from NSC and Scott Adams, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies from the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on some of those issues. Photo: Flickr/Jim Legans, Jr

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