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New Illinois law makes seat belts mandatory for all passengers

February 9, 2012
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Illinois lawmakers passed a bill that makes an important change to the vehicle code this year. Starting January 1, 2012, anyone who drives or rides in a motor vehicle in the state of Illinois will be required to wear a seat belt. In the past, a backseat passenger was not obligated to wear a seat […]

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Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident: an issue of fault

February 7, 2012
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In the seconds after a traffic accident, most people’s thoughts are to check that no one is injured. There is something altruistic in human nature that causes us to look out for the safety of others in a crisis. But as long as no one is hurt, that altruistic feeling passes quickly. The next thought […]

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Driver’s license revocation for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death

February 4, 2012
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If you have been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death, you have to be concerned not only with the potential penalty in court, but also with the loss of driving privileges. This crime can result hypothetically in a lifetime loss of driving privileges. The Illinois Secretary of State is […]

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