Illinois has two statutes that cover distracted driving. The first statute bans talking on a cellphone entirely for underage drivers (underage age 19) and in certain places for all drivers. The second statute bans all motorists from using an “electronic communication device” while driving. Learn about the specifics of these laws and the penalties you'll face for a conviction.
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Illinois, you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Illinois, like most states, uses a point system to track drivers. Under that system each point serves as a demerit, and the more you get, the more likely it is that you will have your license suspended or even revoked for good.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Illinois requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. Commercial drivers that operate solely within the state must be 18.