It is Distracted Driving Awareness Week in Illinois, and officials are urging the public to “Drop it and Drive.” The idea is to get the message across that distracted driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving or driving when you are tired. I-DOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says it’s an issue that needs to be taken more seriously.
Blankenhorn says texting while driving is especially dangerous and illegal. A ticket for texting will cost you about $75 for a first offense. Repeat offenders will pay more.