Chicago being sued for automobile cell phone ban

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ferris An attorney who’s sued the city of Chicago over 100 times is at it again.

This time he wants the city to stop ticketing people for talking on their cell phones while driving and he wants anyone who’s been ticketed to be paid back. The case may have legs, too.

The law banning texting and talking while driving "includes a clause that requires the city to put up signs telling drivers not to talk on the phone and drive at the same time," but apparently the city hasn’t put up those signs yet despite ticketing people thousands of times since 2005, when the law was enacted.

Regardless of what happens, please stop talking on your phone while driving. If you think the law is unfair, rig up a speakerphone system. Nobody can get ticketed for appearing to talk to invisible automobile passengers, ghosts, or both.

Chicago Cell Phone Ban Under Attack [MobileCrunch]

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