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Aggravated device use now a crime

November
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 560
The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to create new charges of "aggravated device use" for the illegal use of video devices, electronic communication devices, and wireless phones while driving.

Electronic insurance cards now accepted

November
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 560
The Illinois Vehicle Code has been amended to allow for the electronic display of insurance information for the proof of insurance that is required to be carried in the vehicle. 625 ILCS 5/7-602.

New restrictions and stronger penalties for using hand-held electronic devices while driving

November
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 560
Section 12-610.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, which used to only prohibit the composing, sending, and receiving of electronic messages while driving, will soon prohibit any use of an "electronic communications devise" while driving. 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2.

Requirements for obtaining registration and penalties for providing false insurance information

November
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 560
Section 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code has long provided that vehicle owners applying for registration need to provide detailed information regarding the insurance policy for the motor vehicle, such as the policy number, the name of the insurer issuing the policy, and the expiration date of the policy. 625 ILCS 5/3-405.

In-line skaters subject to new requirements and allowances on public roadways. PA 097-1023

January
2013
Illinois Law Update
Page 16
The Illinois Vehicle Code now includes a detailed definition of in-line speed skates (625 ILCS 5/1-131.5 new) and amends the definition of pedestrian to include a person wearing in-line speed skates.

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