Winter Driving Safety

On November 12, 2013 the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) published a press release titled “IDOT, ISP and Illinois Tollway Prepare for Winter Travel Season; Remind Motorists of New Safety Laws Banning Use of Hand-Held Devices while Driving.”

An excerpt:

“Every year, motorists face weather conditions that can have a devastating impact on driving conditions and passenger safety. Whether it’s a semi-truck or a motor vehicle, motorists should drive with extra caution to ensure that accidents are avoided and roads are safe,” said Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau. “Reducing your speed, allowing for extra travel time, increasing distances between vehicles, and avoiding unnecessary lane changes are just a few simple precautions drivers can take to make commutes safer.”

As well, the press release lists various safety tips for winter driving, including being aware of conditions and locations that may be vulnerable to having “black ice.”  The press release says “black ice” is “…is often invisible.”


Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”


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