Distracted Driving State Farm Survey Finds Dumber Driving In Smarter Cars By Ryan Denham • Jul 31, 2019 Nam Y. Huh / AP A new survey from State Farm finds early autonomous technology in cars may inadvertently create more distracted drivers by lulling them into a false sense of security. Illinois Traffic Violations Now Carry Higher Fine By Mary Cullen • Jul 1, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Speeders beware: Minor traffic violations will now carry higher fines. Legislation Targets Watching TV While Driving By Brian Mackey • Apr 1, 2019 The Illinois law meant to prohibit distracted driving may not prohibit watching videos behind the wheel, so state lawmakers are trying to change it. Rauner Signs Law Increasing Fines, Penalities For Texting And Driving By Jaclyn Driscoll • Sep 4, 2018 Texting and driving could cost you, quite literally, with a new law raising fines on motorists caught using cellphones. Driving Through A Construction Zone? Think About Becky By Ryan Denham • Jul 10, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zone—the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe. She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself.