New Driving Laws 2014

ILLINOIS (WIFR) -- Here's a quick rundown of driving laws new to Illinois in 2014:

Speed limit to 70MPH

You can drive a little faster on the interstate. The speed limit goes up to seventy miles per hour but only in rural areas.

Speeding in work zones

Don't speed in construction work zones. That's been law for a while now but new this year are separate offenses for speeding while workers are present. You could lose your license for multiple offenses.

Cell phones while driving

Despite how the saying goes, don't hold the phone, when driving that is. If you don't use a hands free device you'll likely be ticketed. The only reason you can touch your phone is if you're using a gps app.

Cigarettes are litter

if you're driving and smoking it's best to have an ash tray close by because now cigarettes are considered litter and you will be fined for tossing them out the window.

And if you think the state's kidding, a third offense for the cigarette law could cost you 25-thousand dollars and a year in prison. First offense holds a maximum fine of $1,500.

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