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posted: 4/11/2014 5:01 AM

Step up enforcement of new cell phone law

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I am not running for governor, have no intention to ever run for governor and I never want to be the governor. But I can resolve the financial crisis in Illinois with one very simple solution. Enforce the hands-free cellphone laws and increase the fine to $500 per instance.

The abuse of this law is out of control. While driving on Route 53/I-355 several times last week, I witnessed 13 people texting -- while driving on an expressway -- and 33 talking on their phones. That's a quick $23,000 for the state.

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Having once been hit by a goof that was texting and ran a red light, I am obsessed with enforcing this law. Our law enforcement officials should be as well.

Mike Brown

Rolling Meadows

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