Speeding, Distracted Driving Ranked Top Traffic Offenses On TollwaysThere were 5,078 tickets and warnings issued for distracted driving, and 40,955 tickets and warnings for speeding on Chicago area tollways last year.
Arlington Heights PD Starts Program To Address Distracted DrivingThe NW suburban police department is taking it a step further in an effort to get motorists to put down their cell phones while driving.
Lawsuit Alleges City Uses Distracted Driving Tickets As "Piggy Bank"“It’s obviously a well-intentioned law," attorney Jacie Zolna said. "But ... the city can’t look at it as just another piggy bank.”
Driver Tops 100 MPH While Trying To Get Photo For Snapchat, Police SayThe driver reportedly "left all traffic behind" in his quest to hit top speed and post a picture to SnapChat.
Crystal Lake Police Crackdown On Distracted DriversA week of stepping up enforcement in distracted driving laws resulted in more than 120 motorists being pulled over in the northwest suburb.
More Police Vigilance, Tickets During Distracted Driving Awareness WeekExpect to see police being more vigilant this week in giving out warnings and tickets on this Distracted Driving Awareness Week in Illinois.
New Study Reveals 25 Percent Of Crashes Involved A Person On The PhoneOne in four drivers was apparently on the phone in the moments right before a crash, a new study reveals.
Other Passengers, Not Phones, The Biggest Distraction In Crashes For Teen DriversA new study has found distracted driving is to blame for nearly 60 percent of traffic accidents involving teenagers.
AAA: Many Motorists Have "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Attitude Toward Risky DrivingA new survey has found a significant percentage of drivers taking chances on the road, even though they believe those kinds of behaviors are dangerous.
State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The RoadsWith more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.
New Studies Point Out Dangers Of 'Talking' To CarJust because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
State Troopers Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers On The KennedyIllinois State Police surprised a lot of people on the Kennedy Expressway on Friday morning, as they conducted a distracted driving detail to catch people texting or talking on cell phones while they were behind the wheel.