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Robert A. Clifford Pens Article on New "Hands Free" Cell Phone Rule

Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices and monthly columnist for the Chicago Lawyer magazine, wrote his December, 2013 column entitled "Laws Evolve on Phones and Driving". In the article, Clifford discusses a new Illinois law that took effect on January 1, 2013 making it mandatory that cellphone use by drivers must be "hands free", leaving Illinois as the 12th state to enact such legislation. Clifford also talks about a case in New Jersey which held that "the sender of a text message can potentially be found liable if an accident is caused by texting, but only if the sender knew or had special reason to know that the recipient would view the text while driving and this be distracted." To read Robert Clifford's entire article on the legal ramifications of using a cellphone while driving, Click Here.

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