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Law Enforcement Efforts to Reduce Car Accidents

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Illinios auto accident lawyer, Illinois car crash attorney, Illnois personal injury attorney,Drivers and pedestrians are susceptible to car accident and injury on our Illinois roadways on a daily basis, for a variety of reasons. Certain factors, like weather conditions, are simply out of our control and may affect the safety of a roadway at any given time. Other factors that are within our control, such as distracted driving behaviors or roadway design and development, also have the power to shape the overall safety of the highways on which we travel. Illinois Department of Transportation Law Enforcement Efforts While we may not have the ability to prevent every single collision or resulting injury, the Illinois Department of Transportation believes we can make efforts to seriously reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roadways. A number of state and federal sources work with the IODT to help fund these traffic law enforcement efforts. Here are three enforcement efforts that exist to protect all Illinois drivers and pedestrians:

Photo Speed and Red Light Running Automated Enforcement

Photo speed enforcement assists officers with policing work zone areas where workers are present and in danger of drivers who are speeding or distracted. When drivers run red lights, they contribute to angle and turning crashes, which are the most severe, according to the IODT. Red light camera enforcement, which identifies and tickets drivers who speed through red lights, also exists to reduce the number of crashes on our highways.

Photo speed enforcement assists officers with policing work zone areas where workers are present and in danger of drivers who are speeding or distracted. When drivers run red lights, they contribute to angle and turning crashes, which are the most severe, according to the IODT. Red light camera enforcement, which identifies and tickets drivers who speed through red lights, also exists to reduce the number of crashes on our highways.

Vehicle Compliance

Vehicle compliance programs, such as motor carrier, hazardous materials, and vehicle inspection programs, are another method used to deter drivers from posing danger to other drivers and pedestrians they encounter. For example, there are around 400,000 vehicle inspections conducted every year in the state of Illinois, which include interstate and intrastate truck, trailer, and rebuilt inspections.

School Bus Arm Law

The school bus arm law defines how drivers must operate when driving near a school bus, including how they may approach, overtake, and pass school buses. The IODT reports that recent changes in Illinois law also allow local agencies to use automated enforcement against any driver who violates the school bus arm law.

Despite the ongoing controversy that surrounds certain traffic law enforcement methods, such as red-light cameras, there are advantages to such efforts when it comes to the safety of Illinois drivers and pedestrians. If you have had the unfortunate experience of being injured due to traffic law negligence, you need to speak with a qualified Lake County car accident attorney to protect your rights in a court of law. Call Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. today at 847-662-3303 for a personal consultation.

Source:

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/safety/roadway/index
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