No More Texting On Your Bicycle
Chicago could become the first city in America to make it a crime to text while riding your bicycle! Recommended by the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee,it would would make it illegal to talk on a cell phone without a hands-free device while biking on the road. If approved it will go into effect next month and a first offense fine will cost you $20 to $50, second offense $50 to $75, and third or more offense, would be $75 to $100. If you are cause a traffic accident, the fine is as high as $500.
Source: Chicago Tribune