DuPage County traffic safety

Scott’s Law – Also Known As The Illinois “Move Over” Law

Scott’s Law is an Illinois law that has recently been getting more attention – and more enforcement. One reason for the increasing recognition is a surge in Illinois State Police (ISP) Troopers who have been hit by passing vehicles. These Troopers were pulled over at the time of the accidents, with emergency lights activated. As …

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Driver Distraction Illinois Law Penalties Increasing July 1, 2019

Driver distraction can occur for many reasons. The reasons vary significantly, from eating while driving, to trying to figure out a car entertainment system while driving. However, the most frequent cause of current-era driver distraction is related to phone use. Such phone use while driving includes texting, checking for messages, and other mobile phone use. …

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Roadways Prone To Accidents Located In DuPage County

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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Road Hazards And The Danger Presented To Illinois Motorists

The threat to safe driving presented by road hazards is discussed on the “DuPage County Road Hazards” page.  As seen on that page, road hazards can take many forms.  Among the most dangerous road hazards are those objects that hit vehicles as they drive down the expressway or other roadway.  These objects can include tires …

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New Illinois Distracted Driving Law Effective July 2019

Distracted driving continues to be a major traffic safety issue nationally, as well as in DuPage County and throughout Illinois.  There are many possible actions that can lead to a driver being distracted to the point where the driver is susceptible to a loss of vehicle control.   Two of the most problematical actions that frequently lead …

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High-Speed Motorcycle Riding Incident On Randall Road In St. Charles

High-speed motorcycle riding often occurs in Illinois.  This high-speed riding appears to be among the most common forms of high-risk riding.  Other high-risk actions include doing “wheelies” and other types of stunt riding.  Other “risky” actions include taking curves at high speeds, as well as riding after drinking, which is a primary cause of accidents.  …

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“Distracted Driving” Mentioned As Top Traffic Safety Threat

“Distracted driving” remains one of the foremost threats to traffic safety.  While there are many behaviors that can lead to a driver being sufficiently distracted to the point of not being able to safely drive, texting and other cellphone usage remains the most problematical.  It is common to see drivers in DuPage County and the …

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Drug-Impaired Driving That Occurs In DuPage County

Drug-impaired driving is becoming far more common, and it is a serious traffic safety issue.  Many accidents – some which have led to fatal injuries – have occurred in the Chicago area in which the driver was driving while drug-impaired.  Many other non-fatal accident injuries of a serious nature have occurred because of driver impairment …

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Trends Concerning Motor-Vehicle Deaths In The U.S.

Motor-vehicle deaths and the national trends is discussed in the February 16, 2018 Wall Street Journal article titled “U.S. Road-Death Rates Remain Near 10-Year High.”   The article discusses trends in fatal vehicle accidents, as well as technologies that are utilized to improve driving safety. Notable excerpts include: U.S. motor-vehicle deaths remained near decade-high levels in …

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