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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 [….]


End Distracted Driving

In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there were 37,133 automobile fatalities in the United States, this number has increased since previous years. The number one cause of car accidents today is distracted driving, which is the act of driving while engaging in other activities that divert the driver’s attention. The most common form [….]


New Law in Hinsdale Targets Distracted Driving

Hinsdale, Illinois has passed a new law that targets distracted driving behaviors. Distracted driving has become an increasing problem around the nation, much of it linked to cell phone usage while driving. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,092 traffic deaths in 2010 were caused by “distraction-affected” crashes. The new ordinance in Hinsdale defines [….]


Illinois Traffic Accident Fatalities on the Increase for 2012

Traffic accidents resulting in fatalities are on the upswing for Illinois motorists. Last week, the Illinois Department of Transportation noted that traffic fatalities in 2012 are up 9 percent from 2011. The reasons why are many. Roughly 10 percent of this year’s fatalities are related to distracted driving, specifically drivers checking text and email messages. [….]