Whether you live in Illinois or are just passing through, there's one thing that stands out during your time on Illinois' roadways: road construction. From the heart of Chicago to rural roads throughout the state, work zones spring up as soon as the weather gets warm and stick around for as long as they can.
Although winter weather may linger a little longer, it's officially spring. As such, Illinois public safety officials are starting to focus on safe driving for the summer months. With warmer weather, more and more people will take to the roads on their motorcycles. This means that Naperville motorists will have to take some precautions.
One particular traffic light has been the source of frustration for many drivers in Naperville. Specifically, a number of local residents may have wondered why they are required to wait to receive a "green arrow" when turning left at the intersection of Washington Street and Hobson Road. Local officials created this specific rule in order to protect bikers from car accidents caused by inattentive drivers.
According to a study conducted by AAA, nearly 90 percent of drivers who are age 65 or older have a medical condition that "affects their driving." Knowing the multitude of motorists on the road in Naperville and the rest of Chicagoland, which is certainly a cause for concern. At the same time, the effect of age-related health concerns on one's ability to drive may lead to some difficult conversations for families across the state.
Anyone who has spent time on Chicago-area roads during rush hour knows exactly how congested they can be. In an effort to save time, money and stress during their daily commute, many from Naperville (and other suburbs) use mass transit. Although this is a convenient form of transportation, riders run the risk of becoming involved in a bus accident due to inattentive rush-hour drivers.