Many states have begun flirting with banning cell phone use while operating a motor vehicle, and a significant number of them have already enacted laws. The issue has taken on a new twist in Illinois, where legislators in the state capital of Springfield are considering banning such use in some situations but not all.
A picture taken by an old cell phone helped police in Lincolnshire to track down an alleged scam artist. Fred Zarbin, a 25 year old from Vernon Hills, was apparently a scam victim who decided to turn scam artist himself, offering gift cards on craigslist with $2000 on them at a discount.
Monroe County executive Maggie Brooks yesterday announced the launch of a nationally sponsored awareness campaign which is aimed at educating parents, students and teachers on the healthy, appropriate use of new and old cell phones among the youth population of Monroe County.
People talking or texting on their new and old cell phones while operating a motor vehicle is an increasing source of concern, but few drivers or passengers will probably have thought about how a cell phone could be responsible for injuring them during the course of a crash.