It's still legal for drivers to talk on their phone while driving in Illinois, but a new proposal may soon change that.
A new bill introduced in the House would ban the use of handheld devices while driving. Supporters say it's a safety issue.
Local drivers say they already use hands-free technology, like Bluetooth.
"You just poke a button and talk to anybody if they call or you can voice dial another one. I think it's great," said Jim Albsmeyer.
Other drivers think they can adequately talk on their phone and drive with one hand on the steering wheel.
"I can use the cell phone while I'm driving, that's not a problem...texting, sometimes, but when it's bad weather like this I won't pick it up," said Ed Spoonmore.
Opponents of the bill say hands-free devices would cost Illinois residents more money and limits those with disabilities.
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