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How can you prove a distracted driver caused a car accident?

Those who have suffered injuries in a car accident know what they were doing when the crash occurred. While these victims may have an idea that the other driver was distracted (e.g. driving while texting) at the time, they may not be able to prove it without legal assistance. Police reports can help, but again, proof is a necessary requirement when seeking to establish that negligence caused your motor vehicle crash.

How to adjust your driving if you're caught in a whiteout

There are few things more frightening about driving in wintry Illinois weather than getting caught in a whiteout. If you've lived here for any amount of time, it's probably happened to you. In whiteout conditions, snow is blowing so hard and fast that you have virtually no visibility. Your windshield wipers are useless to stop the onslaught.

Five schoolkids killed in three days by distracted drivers

The news of the deaths of young children jolted the nation, though it is difficult to know if that jolt of awareness will last or if it will be soon forgotten. Illinois news outlets reported the jarring news of the tragic deaths of five schoolkids and serious injuries to others in a series of distracted driving crashes across the nation.

New devices could keep drivers safe from distractions

Among the many distractions that can afflict drivers in Illinois, smartphones are the most prevalent. However, there are apps and devices that can help keep drivers from getting distracted. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, for example, offer free apps that silence incoming calls and messages and send automatic replies to callers and senders saying that the recipient is driving. They also prevent the driver from texting although not all block them from social media.

Illinois man killed in chain-reaction accident

A 45-year-old Illinois man is facing serious criminal charges after being involved in a fatal accident in Will County on the afternoon of May 14. The Peotone resident is accused of failing to reduce speed to prevent an accident, not securing a child in a proper restraint system and driving with a revoked driver's license. Police say that a 29-year-old Glenwood man lost his life when his Ford sedan was struck from behind by a Cadillac SUV driven by the man.

Rideshare drivers at high risk for fatigue behind the wheel

According to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, drowsy driving is an inherent risk in the rideshare industry. As drivers in Illinois are aware, fatigue behind the wheel is already a widespread risk, but they may be wondering what the reasons are for this trend among rideshare drivers. There are several.

Driving safety app identifies states with most distracted drivers

Illinois motorists can take a small amount of pride in falling just below than the national median for phone use while driving. According to statistics released by safety app Everdrive, Mississippi drivers are the most likely to use their phones while behind the wheel.

Preventing distracted driving to save lives

Illinois residents might have inadvertently driven while distracted, unaware of the risk this behavior involves. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any behavior that takes the driver's attention away from the road, including using a cellphone to talk or type, eating while driving or playing with the various entertainment systems in the vehicle.

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