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Illinois Driving Safety

Defensive Driving Techniques 

Driving in Illinois can be an enchanting experience. From the quiet river valleys to the bustling big cities, a drive through the heartland is an incredible experience. However, driving in Illinois also presents its own unique set of challenges. In order to combat these challenges, you need to practice defensive driving techniques. Simply knowing how to operate your vehicle is not enough-you have to know how to drive defensively. Read more...

 

Road Rage 

The term "road rage" began to seep into the popular culture in the 1990's. Today, it has become ubiquitous, and used to define a whole range of bad behavior behind the wheel. Road rage encompasses an entire spectrum of uncivilized behavior, starting with screaming, yelling, cursing and flipping off other drivers, and ending in violent assault or murder. Road raging drivers often drive aggressively, engaging in dangerous behaviors such as tailgating, speeding, and cutting other drivers off. Read more...

 

Illinois School Zones 

Illinois school zones pose a unique set of hazards for drivers, especially drivers who are in a hurry. Whenever school in session, the area around a school building is filled with the pitter-patter of little feet. Children walk to and from school, to and from school buses, and to and from their parents' cars. To help protect children, Illinois has a special set of laws that govern driving in a school zone. Ignoring these laws can have tragic results. Make sure to pay attention so that you know when the rules apply. Read more...

 

Illinois Seat Belt Law

Pop Quiz: What's the single most important thing that you can do to keep yourself safe while driving? No, it's not hanging up your cell phone-although that definitely helps! The most important safety measure you can take to protect yourself on the road is also one of the easiest to overlook: it's as simple as buckling your seat belt before you back out of your driveway. Read more...

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