Evanston drivers could lose all cell phone privileges — including talking hands-free — if the City Council approves a proposal to ban all phone use while driving, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The Human Services Committee approved the idea Monday night, passing it along to the City Council for review, the article says.
Evanston passed an ordinance in 2009 that stipulates drivers use phones only with a hands-free device.
At year, Ald. Jane Grover (7th Ward), who submitted Monday night's proposed ban, said she supported a full ban on using phones while driving, but didn't know if it would have enough support to win approval.
“I don’t know if we would have enough votes to pass a ban on all cell phone use while driving,” Grover said at last year's Distracted Driving Summit at . “That’s the direction that I’d like to go, but I think getting there requires doing more education. You’ve got to bring people along. It’s baby steps.”
Read the full Sun-Times story here.
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