Summer is coming to an end as Labor Day weekend fast approaches. With the increased number of activities to enjoy over the holiday weekend comes the added risk of impaired driving and dangerous Illinois roadways.
Illinois didn’t fare terribly well in a recent set of safety rankings. However, one silver lining is that the rankings did point to the state standing out in one particular area of safety: road safety.
A proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives has reignited a fight with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The organization has in the past battled an effort to defund the state’s DUI checkpoints and the group is ready to do it again.
The South Roxana man and father of two young children was driving north on Illinois Route 255 last month. Without warning, an allegedly drunk driver making a U-turn slammed head-on into his vehicle. The 30-year-old father to a son and daughter died of his injuries.
The holiday season is not only one of the most joyful times of year, but it's also one of the most dangerous. Edwardsville residents know well the risks of driving in snow and ice, and when you compound those natural hazards with the manmade perils of drunken driving, the Christmas season is one in which drivers are urged to proceed cautiously so that everyone gets home for the holidays.
The long weekend ahead signals the unofficial end of summer. After Labor Day, kids are back in school, the weather turns colder and people start thinking about the holidays instead of summer vacation.
Illinois residents who have been injured or lost loved ones because of the actions of drunk drivers may feel a bit lost and unsure of what legal options are open to them in order to seek compensation for their losses. Following a drunk driving accident, the driver believed responsible may be held accountable both criminally and civilly. According the state laws, certain establishments could also be ordered to pay compensation to victims or their surviving family members.
People are faced with a multitude of decisions daily. Many decisions are routine and may have little to no impact to those around them. Unfortunately, the decision to drive while intoxicated is one that may have repercussions that can be harmful or fatal to others. Recently in Illinois, a man allegedly made a poor choice that may have resulted in a drunk driving accident.
Driving under the influence is a choice that is almost always followed by negative consequences. Unfortunately, some of those consequences affect others on the road. People injured by a drunk driver may feel a lot of anger as some injuries suffered can last for years. Recently, an Illinois a woman was arrested for her poor choice of driving while impaired.
Drunk driving accidents in Illinois are always preventable. When people make the choice to operate vehicles while under the influence, they are risking unnecessary injuries and tragic deaths in the event that their reckless driving results in collisions. It is known that the fatalities stemming from these types of incidents are often not the intoxicated drivers who caused them but, instead, the unsuspected victims in their paths. Recently, in Illinois, a drunk driving accident resulted in the unfortunate and sad death of a mother and her unborn child.