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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Speed Awareness Day And Statistics Regarding Speed And Accidents

“Speed Awareness Day” is July 25, 2018.   Lake County is participating in this speed-reduction effort. As seen in the July 19, 2018 Libertyville Patch article titled “Speed Awareness Day Is Wednesday:  Lake Co. Cops Out In Full Force“: Sheriff Mark Curran is reminding motorists that Wednesday, July 25, 2018 is Speed Awareness Day. Expanded traffic …

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Two Men Charged With Street Racing Incident In Libertyville

Street racing and drag racing have caused or contributed to car accidents in Lake County.  Among the reasons that these racing activities are dangerous is that they are done at (very) high speeds, and often various traffic signals and other forms of traffic control are disregarded.  As well, the streets that are raced on are …

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Distracted Driving By Teens Targeted In Traffic Safety Initiative

Distracted driving by teens is a major traffic safety issue.   As discussed in the April 2, 2018 post (“‘Distracted Driving’ Seen As Top Threat To Traffic Safety“) distracted driving in general,  as seen in a recent survey of drivers, is perceived to be the leading threat to traffic safety. On May 31, 2018 the Lake …

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