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Lake Forest Cell Phone Ban 'Grace Period' In Effect

Residents who violate the Hands-Free Cell Phone Ordinance will receive warnings until Oct. 1.

Starting Oct. 1 drivers who violate will receive a ticket, The Lake Forester reports

As of Sept. 1 the law, which bans using hand-held devices while driving, will be lightly enforced for one month. During this grace period, Lake Forest Police will only be issuing "warnings" to offenders, according to The Sun-Times.

Earlier:

After the month, "fines will be $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second and $300 for each offense thereafter."

Meanwhile hands-free devices or speaker usage, will not be ticketed.

Read the full story on The Sun-Times' Lake Forester.

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Me September 05, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I support the ban it is very poorly marked. Also, is it to be enforced on 43 and 41?
Susan September 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Please enforce the ban as soon as possible. Driving moms are the worst offenders.
Richard Hertz September 06, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I wonder if that teen from HP was texting and had been driving when she hit that family on the sidewalk. I think that driving instructors have to teach new drivers everything about the rules of the road and NO TEXTING while driving!! I know that some of those kids will say: "That will never happen to me".
David Waters April 11, 2013 at 03:59 PM
I actually think this is a great policy. I think the f-1 grace period is appropriate action as well however. Thanks for this post. http://immigration-lawyer-us.com/f-1_students.shtml

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