The passage of a traffic law doesn't guarantee instant driver awareness or compliance, especially when a law forbids something that was once permitted. Texting while driving in Illinois became illegal in 2010. A lot of drivers apparently missed that news, if results of an Illinois Tollway survey were accurate.
A well-known former swim coach at Harlem High School was killed in a fatal crash on an Illinois highway. The man causing the crash was reportedly under the influence and driving with a suspended license.