Drivers in Illinois have four new laws to pay attention to in the coming year.
Governor Pat Quinn signed laws confronting speeders and distracted driving. Click here to read more.
One new law makes it illegal for drivers to use cell phones in all roadwork zones. Previously the law only applied to work zones with speed limit reductions.
It will also be illegal to use a mobile phone while driving within 500 feet of an emergency scene.
Another law bars commercial drivers from any hand-held cell phone use.
Governor Quinn also signed a bill known as Julie's Law, which increases penalties for serious speed-limit violations.
Click here to read for the official press release from Governor Pat Quinn.
All new laws take effect in 2013.