Driver distraction a growing concern

Many Illinois residents have hectic schedules and must multitask to get through a typical day. Unfortunately, when people apply this mindset to the task of driving, their distraction poses a serious threat to public safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving claims 9 lives and injures more than 1,000 people […]

Safe driving habits

Safe driving habits are important for all drivers on the road. Most parents drive safely simply because they are transporting their children and know that their actions while driving may help to protect those they love from injury. What some parents may not realize is that children tend to watch their driving behaviors and may […]

Cognitive distraction study shows risks with hands-free devices

Operating a motor vehicle always carries some risk for Chicago residents. Distracted drivers are found on the roads every day across the nation, and their preoccupation with things unrelated to driving often result in car accidents. With laws in place that prohibit the use of all hand-held devices while operating a vehicle, drivers may be […]

Distraction and truck drivers in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that truck drivers who choose to text and drive are 23.2 times more likely to cause a safety-critical event, like a crash, near-crash or lane deviation than their counterparts that do not text and drive. In 2011, a restriction was placed on all handheld cellphone use for truck […]

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