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Lake County Injury Lawyer

According to studies conducted by the National Safety Council, in both 2016 and 2017, automobile accident deaths in the United States reached 40,000 for the first time in almost a decade. So what is causing the increase in accidents and fatal injuries? 

Law enforcement officials throughout the country believe the increase in collisions is largely due to one major issue: cell phone use while driving

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texting driversStudy after study has proven how dangerous texting and driving is. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), over 25 percent of all fatal car crashes which occur in the U.S. every year now involve cell phone use. And yet people still text and drive.

Many people think that using their phone’s voice-to-text function is safer, but studies have shown that is not any better than actually texting.

As a result, most states have enacted some kind of texting and driving laws. Illinois’ law not only forbids texting and driving, but it bans all hand-held cell phone activity. Penalty for a first offense is $75. For subsequent violations the penalties can be $100, $125 and $150.

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