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November 2012 Archives

Prepare for winter road conditions to minimize the risk of accidents

Winter driving season is upon us, which means it's time for an uptick in motor vehicle accidents caused by poor visibility and slick, icy roads. Driving in Midwest winters can be scary and hazardous, especially when compounded with heavy holiday traffic.

Young drivers more likely to drive while drowsy, study says

Last week we discussed a tragic Illinois case that illustrated some of the issues surrounding dangerous teen drivers. Teenagers tend to overestimate their driving abilities and underestimate some of the road's risks, which can lead to serious car accidents.

Teen driver blindsides pedestrian, gets a license three days later

Last year a group of Illinois teenagers had their lives changed forever. They had waked to get an ice cream cone and were walking home along the side of the road when a red truck sped by, hitting the last girl in line and kept going.

Speeding, seat belts focus of Illinois traffic enforcement initiative

Illinois State Police will be conducting special Traffic Enforcement Patrols, also known as the sTEP program. The sTEP project, funded by the Traffic Safety division of the Illinois Department of Transportation, focuses on several driving behaviors that are known to increase the risk of car crashes.

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