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Illinois gets a failing grade for school zone safety

It is critical for drivers to act responsibly in school zones. How drivers behave in such zones can have major implications for student safety. Missteps by drivers could lead to significant and tragic accidents. Unfortunately, a recent study suggests that drivers in Illinois may be falling quite a bit short when it comes to protecting the safety of students.

Series of distracted driving crashes claims schoolkids’ lives

Will news in Edwardsville media of the latest motor vehicle crashes be enough to make drivers pay attention to the road and traffic instead of their phones? Let’s hope so. The crashes claimed the lives of five school children in a series of wrecks across the nation.

Distracted driving is about more than just texting

When we hear the phrase “distracted driving,” we often think of texting. This is with good reason, as texting is a particularly invasive distraction that involves three distinct components. There is the manual aspect, which involves taking a hand off the wheel, the visual component in which the driver takes his or her eyes off the road, and the cognitive element wherein the driver is too busy focusing his or her mental energy on the text conversation to pay much attention to the road ahead.

Social media and driving: A dangerous combo

The temptation to check one’s social media can arise quite often for people these days. The ease of access to social media accounts that smartphones provide contributes to this. So, too does how big of a part such sites have come to play in everyday social life.

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