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Drowsy Driving Prevention Week 2019

To reduce the number of crashes that result from drowsy driving, the week of November 3-10, 2019 is being designated as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, promoted by the National Sleep Foundation. Unfortunately, drowsy driving is responsible for more than 6,400 deaths in the United States each year. These crashes are caused by people who voluntarily [….]


National Teen Driver Safety Week 2019

Dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of safe teen driving, the week of October 20-26, 2019 is being recognized as National Teen Driver Safety Week. This week is designed to educate the public, particularly teenagers, about how to practice safe driving methods to prevent teen injuries and fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes. This [….]


Andy Purcell Discusses the Importance of Stop on Red Week

In honor of National Stop on Red Week, which is recognized August 4th through 10th, Associate Attorney, Andy Purcell stopped by Milner Media and spoke with the DJ’s at River Country and the Valley to discuss safe driving. The intention of Stop on Red Week is to help educate the public and bring awareness to [….]


August Marks National Stop on Red Week

Summer is in full swing, and many people are busier than ever and are rushing around to get from point A to point B in a timely manner. The week of August 4th-10th marks National Stop on Red Week. The purpose of this week is to educate the community about the importance of driver safety and [….]


July 1st Marks Stricter Distracted Driving Laws

The state of Illinois is cracking down on distracted driving. The consequences of texting while driving will no longer include a warning but could lead to a hefty fine and the suspension of your license. The goal of these stricter penalties is to ultimately reduce deaths caused by distracted drivers and to make Illinois roads [….]


Increased Patrol for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) is utilizing this month to put a focus on the dangers of and ultimately help eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving by promoting their #JustDrive Campaign.  Disturbingly, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes [….]


The Dangers of Below-Freezing Temperatures

Central Illinois is expected to face record-breaking wind chills throughout this week. As the polar vortex comes our way, we will see wind chill temperatures that could be as low as 40 below zero in parts of Central Illinois. When temperatures are this low, frostbite can occur in less than 10 minutes, so it is [….]


Holiday Driving Safety Tips

Holidays are meant to be a joyful and relaxing time, but the holiday season is accompanied by a large increase in accidents on the nation’s highways. Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday travel season, meaning there are significantly higher amounts of traffic on the roads starting now and ending after New Years. As the number of [….]


Unfortunate Car Accident Kills Two in Homer Township

A fatal accident occurred in Homer Township, Illinois on Sunday, October 21st around 9:30 p.m. Illinois State Police said a 62-year-old man in a Porsche Boxster was driving northeast on Archer Avenue when he crossed the center lanes and slammed head-on into a Toyota Tercel driven by a 36-year-old woman. The man was taken to [….]


Three Killed and Two Injured in Crash

A tragic crash occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, October 16th leading to the death of three passengers. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo was southbound on Road 447 and failed to stop at a stop sign causing it to drive into the path of an oncoming Buick Enclave on U.S. 30 east of Overton. According [….]