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A. Definitions: When used in this title, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection:
Manipulating items within the vehicle; reading; writing; performing personal grooming with any device; interacting physically with pets or unsecured cargo; or engaging in any other activity, which interferes with the proper operation of vehicle equipment while operating a motor vehicle, as evidenced by a contemporaneous moving traffic violation.
A device that is capable of transmitting or receiving telephonic communications without a wire connecting the device to the telephone network.
B. Prohibited: No person shall operate a vehicle on any street or highway within the city while distracted except as otherwise provided in subsection C of this section.
C. Exceptions: The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
1. The performance of any act necessary for the proper operation of a vehicle.
2. Persons using a wireless telephone to make an emergency call to 9-1-1 or other public safety emergency telephone numbers.
3. The performance of any act that is described as an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles in the Illinois vehicle code. (Ord. 2020.27, 3-1-2021)