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Are you hanging up to drive?

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - It can happen in an instant. You look down at your phone while driving, taking your eyes off the road and get into a crash.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The website www.distraction.gov says more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2012. And 71 percent of teens and young people admit to sending or receiving a text while driving.

"If a parent is breaking the law by using their cell phone, texting while they are driving or being distracted, then if their child sees them doing that it's possible they will imitate that behavior," Quincy Police Officer Kelly VanderMaiden said.

If you're caught talking on your phone while driving Illinois, it's a $75 fine.


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