Chicago Cellphone Ban Under Attack

Chicago's ban on cellphone usage in cars is under attack from a grubby lawyer, and surprisingly, the grubby lawyer has a bit of a point. A 2005 city ordinance banned the use of cellphones while driving. Since then, police have been illegally ticketing drivers talking on cellphones, or so says Blake Horwitz, the attorney who has sued the city of Chicago more than 100 times.

Part or the original ordinance required the city to place visible signs stating that talking on the phone while driving is illegal and the city has yet to do so, but has continued to ticket people, including Chris Yarusso, Horwitz's client.

Apparently, everything traffic-wise must be legal in Illinois, unless a sign says otherwise. So, go nuts! [CrunchGear] (Image)