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3 new laws intend to make Illinois roads safer

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Gov. Quinn signed three bills into law Monday that he says will make Illinois roads safer.

The first law, "Patricia's Law," is named after Patricia McNamara.

She was killed by a distracted driver, who was fined and sentenced to court supervision. "Patricia's Law" toughens the punishment for distracted driving.

The second law, "Kelsey's Law," makes it harder for teens still learning to drive to get their driver's licenses if they cause a crash.

"Kelsey's Law" is named after Kelsey Little, who was fatally struck by a teen driving a vehicle on a learner's permit. In spite of the crash, the teen got a full driver's license just three days later.

The third law requires young adults who don't take driver's education in high school to take an adult driver's ed course before they get their license.

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