Have you ever had anyone tell you that it's against state law to drive without your shoes on? If so, you should know that this is actually just a common myth. It is not against the law in any state to be barefoot while you drive a car or truck. It's also not against the law to drive barefoot at the federal level.
There are times when a car and a pedestrian both have the right to go through a crosswalk at the same time. For example, if a light is green and a driver is turning right or left, that driver is allowed to legally turn through the crosswalk even though pedestrians are allowed to walk in it, as well.
A Cadillac Escalade flipped over after running into the median in Bartlett, Illinois. It was just a single-car accident, but it still put many people in the hospital, as five passengers and the driver were all hurt. On top of that, an 81-year old woman passed away.
Cellphones are very distracting to drivers, and even talking on a phone—never mind texting and driving—can increase the odds of an accident. However, according to some studies, children are 12 times as distracting as a conversation on a mobile phone.
There's a learning curve with driving, which is why teens are often a high-risk group. They simply don't have time behind the wheel and they don't have experience. Classes and sessions with instructors are meant to help them before they're allowed to drive on their own, but teens should drive with parents or other adults as much as possible, even after getting a license. This builds experience and helps them get comfortable behind the wheel.
2015 has not been a safe year on the roads in Illinois. Studies have shown that deadly car accidents are on the rise across the state. This is also true in nearby Missouri.
Car accidents happen for a lot of reasons, but one study claims that most of them come from the same thing: Drivers who eat while they're behind the wheel. In fact, the study says that eating leads to as many as 80 percent of all wrecks.
Emergency response teams in Illinois were busy on Thursday, October 15, as there were four accidents that took place over a very short span of six hours. All were close to Belleville, and reports show that seven people had to be taken to the hospital to get treatment.
A motorcycle and a Cadillac Escalade, a full-size SUV, ran into each other in the northbound lanes of I-294. According to the Illinois State Police Department, the black SUV then fled from the crash site.
A 58-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a car in Chicago when she abruptly drove through two lanes of traffic and left the road; police still don't know what caused her to do it. Her car bounced up over the curb and then slammed into a bus shelter.