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New Laws in effect

posted Dec 4, 2011, 3:36 PM by Brian Donahoe   [ updated Dec 4, 2011, 4:30 PM ]
beginning the 1st of the year, as follows...

New Seat Belt Law effective 1/1/12


New Seatbelt Law Effective 1/1/12 . The State of Illinois recently enacted legislation that requires use of seatbelts in all areas of a vehicle.  Make sure you buckle up in the back seat too. 



Electronics banned from land fill effective 1/1/12

Beginning January 1, it will no longer be legal for individuals to dispose of unwanted electronics in their regular trash. Discarded electronics, including computers, monitors, electronic keyboards, scanners, fax machines and many other electronic devices, must now be taken to a registered recycler for proper management. It will be illegal for the consumer to dispose of them in the trash and it will be illegal for Illinois landfills to accept them.


Cell phone bans while driving


Be careful if talking on the phone while driving without a hands free device.  More municipalities in Lake County have banned or are looking at bans.  

With all of the road construction projects, many police departments were busy ticketing people on cell phones in construction zones. 

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