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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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