James L. Curtis, Erin Dougherty Foley, and Craig B. Simonsen

Effective January 1, 2014, the Illinois Vehicle Code, at 625 ILCS 5/12-610.2, was amended to prohibit driving while using an electronic communication device, including hand-held wireless telephones, hand-held personal digital assistants, or portable or mobile computers.

The amendment provides for exceptions including

By Craig B. Simonsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just published a web page that provides “safety and health information on winter storm hazards.” OSHA indicates that winter storms “create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities.” OSHA cites to the National