School Speed Zones and Phone Usage in School and Construction Zones

Little girl screaming before being hit by car because driver has cell phone and texting while driving Seen from inside car driver point of view

As many of you may already be aware (hopefully not because you have already been ticketed for violating this new statute), the Illinois Legislature passed a new law that took effect on January 1, 2010, limiting the usage of cellular phones in school and construction zones.

People of The State of Illinois V. Mcpeak (DUI_Drugs)

Drunk Driver being pulled over by police cops

In March 2005, Samuel McPeak was stopped by a Police Officer in Lee County who noticed him not wearing his seat belt. When McPeak exited the vehicle at the Officer’s request so that he could give Mr. McPeak his ticket for the seat belt violation, the Officer noticed an odor of cannabis, which the officer testified he noticed coming from McPeak’s person.