Once again, state. Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) will serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation: Vehicle Safety, a position that has allowed the Chicago lawmaker to play a vital role in crafting landmark legislation to create safer roadways in Illinois.
“Many car accidents, related injuries and deaths can be avoided by eliminating distracted driving,” said D’Amico. “I am committed to working with other state officials and community leaders to develop the policies that keep us and our families safe. I look forward to continuing my work on the Vehicle Safety Committee and protecting travelers across the state.”
According the National Safety Council, across the United States there is a traffic accident due to distracted driving every 24 seconds. D’Amico has been the leading advocate House of Representatives to end distracted driving. He helped pass laws to ban sending electronic messages while driving and using a cell phone in school zones. D’Amico is currently working on passing a proposal that would prohibit the use of wireless telephones without also using a hands-free device.
“There are many other problems facing Illinois and it is time for legislators from across the state to find solutions,” said D’Amico. “The state must continue to cut wasteful spending, help put people back to work, and strengthen education. I will do everything I can do help put Illinois back on the right track.”
D’Amico will also serve on the Consumer Protection Committee, Labor and Commerce Committee, and Transportation: Regulation, Roads, and Bridges Committee.
For more on upcoming legislation, please contact Rep. D’Amico’s constituent service office at (773) 736-0218.