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The ISBA Talks Punitive Measures for Drivers Involved in Fatal Collisions

Question: What is the state of Illinois doing to crack down on motorists who cause deadly crashes? Answer: Under a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1, 2014, judges are limited on when they can assign probation, also called court supervision, to drivers in crashes that result in death. Drivers must have clean driving records – typically at least four years before the accident – to be eligible for supervision.       For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to   Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit