Distracted Driving Law Increasing Penalties July 1, 2019

The distracted driving law for Illinois is changing effective July 1, 2019. Among the changes to the distracted driving law is that the penalties will increase. Here are the changes to the fines: Fines for the distracted driving ticket will be a maximum of $75 for the first offense; $100 for the second offense; $125 …

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Drivers On Drugs And The Accident Injuries Involved

Drivers on drugs continues to be a major traffic safety issue. While there are many drugs that such drivers typically use before – or during – driving, among the most common are marijuana, cocaine, meth and heroin. Also, “huffing” and sniffing of chemicals sometimes occurs, which also can lead to serious levels of impairment and …

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Roadways Prone To Accidents In The Chicago Area

Roadways prone to accidents can occur for many reasons. Among these reasons are overly complicated roadway designs; too much traffic for a given roadway; a lack of suitable traffic control devices; and too little traffic safety enforcement. As well, in addition to these factors, accidents with injuries are more prone to happen if vehicles are …

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Speeding In Lake County Including Highland Park Incidents

Speeding in Lake County continues to present a traffic safety hazard.  As discussed on the “Speed As An Accident Cause And The Potential For Serious Injuries” page, statistics indicate that driving at excessive speed often contributes to or causes a driver to crash.  As well, driving at higher speeds often causes accident injuries to be …

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New Illinois Law Enacted Regarding Distracted Driving

Distracted driving continues to be a major traffic safety issue nationally, as well as throughout Illinois and in Lake County.  While there are many reasons that can lead to a driver being distracted, two frequently-cited reasons are the use of mobile phones as well as texting on cellphones. A recent study, which is discussed in …

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