New distracted driving law: There is a proposed bill waiting for approval in Springfield that affects all of us in Illinois! A driver can be ticketed for "distracted driving" if the defendant is, in the officer's opinion, distracted by texting, reading a map, grooming, among other things. Such a ticket carries with it a double fine! Granted, an officer can not pull a driver over for distracted driving like he/she can for not wearing your seatbelt. But if the driver commits some other driving error, like improper lane usage, speeding, an accident, DUI, the officer can ticket the driver for distracted driving and the fine of the underlying offense is doubled.