State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that would ban the use of Google Glass and similar devices while driving. The proposal, Senate Bill 2632, creates similar rules to behind-the-wheel cell phone use aimed at curbing distracted driving.

Media Coverage:

Washington Post: Illinois lawmakers look to ban Google Glass on the road

Chicago Tribune: Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing Google Glass while driving

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google-glass-demoSPRINGFIELD – Representatives from Google will be at the Illinois Capitol on Tuesday, May 20 demonstrating Google Glass. Google will show members of the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee features of its mobile computing headset from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Senate Conference Room 116.

State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that would ban the use of Google Glass and similar devices while driving. The proposal, Senate Bill 2632, creates similar rules to behind-the-wheel cell phone use aimed at curbing distracted driving.

WHAT:                 Google Glass demonstration

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 20
                             4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Senate Conference Room 116

Members of the press are welcome.

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Ira-shredding-flyerSenator Silverstein welcomes neighbors in the 50th Ward to take advantage of the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce Recycling & Shredding Day this Sunday, April 6. Details are here: (click to enlarge).

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smoke-car-childSPRINGFIELD – An Illinois State Senate committee approved a proposal to ban smoking in cars with children present Tuesday.

Senator Ira Silverstein (D–Chicago), the plan’s sponsor, testified at the Senate Public Health Committee before the bill was approved by a 5-2 vote.

“There are very serious health effects associated with exposure to second-hand smoke, especially for minors. This plan is aimed at reducing that exposure,” Silverstein said.

The plan, Senate Bill 2659, creates an up-to $100 fine for any motorist who smokes tobacco, marijuana or any other combustible substance in a car with a person under the age of 18.

Police will not be able to pull over drivers simply because of this offense. Motorcycles and convertibles with their tops down are exempt from the restriction.

Senate Bill 2659 now moves to the entire Senate for a vote.

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