The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 90 percent of Americans who go to social events where drinking occurs believe that a designated driver should be used. When done correctly, designated driver programs can help communities greatly reduce the number of drunk driving accidents and fatalities they experience. The programs also send an important message about planning ahead and ensuring that everyone gets home safe after drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, a recent study indicates that the programs may not be operating as they should.
People who live in Chicago know how congested the streets and highways can get. From traffic jams to construction work, busy road conditions can be a source of frustration and anxiety. However, even when the roads are clear and there are not many other cars around, it is still very possible to get into a serious car accident.
When drivers in Illinois receive their license, they take on additional responsibilities within the law to help keep the roadways safe for all drivers.
With Halloween coming up, many folks in Illinois are dusting off their cobweb decorations, perfecting their pumpkin carving techniques and putting the finishing touches on their costumes. While most kids and parents are waiting until next week to head out in search of tricks or treats, adults in Chicago may be heading out this weekend in search of some spooky entertainment.
A Chicago teenager is facing felony charges after a crash in which a 28-year-old man was killed. Authorities say the teen was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
A Chicago family is grieving after their son was killed over the weekend in a tragic drunk driving accident.