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Distracted driving is much more than texting and driving

Driving is a task that requires a great deal of mental, visual and physical attention. Drivers in Illinois must be on the lookout for other motorists, traffic signs and signals and posted speed limits. Unfortunately a lack of awareness -- i.e. distracted driving -- can lead to serious car accidents.

Illinois construction worker burned in gas line explosion

Workplace accidents are very dangerous in Illinois as in across the country. Employers are supposed to take precautions to avoid these accidents and keep workers safe. However, many workers are still put at risk when their employers fail to follow basic safety regulations. When this happens, many employees across the state suffer serious and life-threatening injuries.

Are electronic logging devices required for trucks?

Truck drivers have a variety of things that they must do while on Illinois roadways. These drivers must, for example, keep a trucking log. This log reports important information about the truck driver and about the truck. This information can include the hours of service that the driver has performed and any maintenance that has been undertaken on the vehicle. These logging requirements have been in place for some time.

Holding companies liable for defective products

Most Illinois residents don't make all of their own consumer products. Instead, people rely on companies to make products that help to make their lives easier. Anything from medical devices, to food products, to household goods and toys are all made for people by companies. People expect these products to be safe for them and for their families to use.

Zero tolerance laws in Illinois for minors

Drunk driving is dangerous in Illinois as in the rest of the country. Drunk drivers lack the mental faculties and physical coordination to safely operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, many dangerous car accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Drunk drivers can be individuals of any age. Despite limitations on individuals drinking alcohol under the age of 21, many still do.

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