Sick of driving 10 mph down a busy street while the person you’re tailgating types “LOL” or “OMG” into their cellphone? Well the Village of Oak Park agrees.
The law department at Oak Park Village Hall hopes to soon start crafting an ordinance that would ban texting while driving locally, according to interim Village Attorney Simone Boutet. The state already prohibits the practice, but the local ordinance would add emphasis and allow the village to write tickets.
It’s too early to say how the ordinance wording might read, according to Boutet, but she plans to talk to other communities that already have such laws to figure out Oak Park’s. Boutet hopes to start crafting the new law in August.