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    Posted on June 18, 2013 To

    Illinois Speed Limit Increase: More Fatalities?

    Study into Auto Accidents Could be Clue to Best Decisions for Illinois. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has yet to approve the bill to raise the Illinois speed limit on non-urban interstate highways from 65 mph to 70 mph. But some motorists may already be concerned that an Illinois speed limit increase could be the harbinger of more auto accidents and fatalities. It’s a Numbers Thing Whenever new legislation is proposed, it’s typical for people to…

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    Posted on May 22, 2013 To

    Automobile Accidents: IDOT Memorial Weekend Campaign Addresses Fatalities

    When the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) discovered that 81.5 percent of those who died in early morning (3 a.m.-4 a.m.) automobile accidents from 2008 to 2012 were not wearing seat belts, it wasted no time in launching a campaign to help reduce the number of fatalities in Illinois auto accidents. That campaign is known as the 2013 Click It or Ticket mobilization, which runs now through Memorial Day weekend. IDOT, along with state police…

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    Posted on May 20, 2013 To

    Reducing Auto Accidents: Illinois School Zone Legislation

    New legislation for school speed zones passed the Illinois House on April 19, 2013, and now the Illinois Senate holds in its hands the safety of thousands of school-age children. Not to mention the motorists who, should the bill pass, will need to use more caution when driving through designated school zones to avoid auto accidents and fines. New Speed Zone Proposals As the Chicago Tribune reported, data shows that most auto accidents in which…

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    Posted on January 28, 2013 To

    Moms Text and Drive With Babies in the Car

    A new survey reveals an alarming rate of new mothers texting, checking emails or talking on the phone while their babies are in the car, according to a story published in USA Today (Wed., 1/23/2013). The survey conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide and American Baby magazine, two child protection advocacy groups, found that 78 percent of moms with children under the age of two acknowledged talking on the phone while driving with their babies. As…

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    Posted on April 9, 2003 To

    Clifford Obtains $10 Million Settlement for Injured Suburban Police Officer

    Robert Clifford, of Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $10 million settlement on behalf of an Arlington Heights police officer who was severely injured when a speeding hearse ran a red light and rammed his police car while he was on routine patrol Oct. 13, 2000. Charles Tiedje, 40, had to be removed by rescuers from his car and was airlifted to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he remained in a coma for weeks….

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