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On January 30, Chicago experienced its second-coldest day in recorded history. With a high of 10 degrees below zero, the freezing temperatures prompted school and work closures throughout the city. For commuters in the greater Chicago area, the dramatic lowering of temperatures is a genuine cause for concern. While driving at extreme temperatures is always accompanied by a certain amount of risk, there are a few simple steps you can take to lower the chance of a motor vehicle collision

Driving Safely in Freezing Temperatures 

When driving in temperatures below freezing, it is important to act with extreme caution. Adjusting your driving habits to the inclement weather and preparing for potential hazardous scenarios can make all the difference in ensuring the safety of you and your family.

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black ice car accidentsIn the midst of a comfortably warm winter, uncomfortable road conditions continue to plague drivers throughout the country. Dips below freezing and corresponding rises back into the mid to high 30s continue to negatively impact road conditions. In the state of Illinois, black ice has become a lethal threat.

Less than six weeks into the new year and already a number of fatal crashes have tragically occurred throughout the state. In one of the worst driving days in recent memory, black ice caused upwards of 130 vehicular crashes across Illinois on Wednesday, January 24. According to Chicago’s ABC7, three of the collisions proved fatal.

If you or a member of your family are involved in a vehicular collision this winter season, contact an experienced Lake County personal injury attorney today.

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driving safely, Waukegan personal injury lawyer, motor vehicle safety, Waukegan car accident, work zoneEveryone deserves to stay safe when they are using the road, and that includes both drivers and people working in construction zones. There are over 4,800 car accidents in work zones every year in Illinois, and road construction workers are especially vulnerable in car crashes, since they do not have protection against large, fast-moving vehicles.

One small mistake by a driver can result in a serious crash and major injuries to everyone involved. The consequences of hitting a construction worker are severe; doing so may result in up to $10,000 in fines and 14 years in prison.

In order to provide a safe environment for everyone on the road, drivers should follow these tips when driving in construction zones:

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driving safely, motor vehicle accidents, Waukegan car crash lawyers, distracted driving, teen driversThis year’s National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place on October 15-21, and schools, communities, and organizations across the country are using this event to promote teen driving safety.

This ongoing effort is incredibly important, since motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 18, with more than 2,000 teens being killed and 99,000 teens being injured every year in car accidents across the United States.

Parents of teens should speak regularly with their children about the importance of driving safely, ensuring that they follow these rules while on the road:

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