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In an attempt to make roads safer, Illinois State Police will be conducting roadside checks during the upcoming holiday weekend. The Palatine Police Dept. will conduct a roadside safety check on West Algonquin Road from 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 through 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. In this article, we outline what you need to be aware of during these safety checks including seat belts and child restraints, speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.  

Illinois Seat Belts and Child Restraints Laws

Illinois has stringent laws about the use of car seats and seat belts in motor vehicles. All drivers and passengers in a vehicle need to be wearing a seat belt at all times, even if the vehicle is equipped with airbags and safety features. Any individual caught without a seatbelt will be subject to fines. Child restraints in Illinois vary by the age of the child and can vary from car seats to booster seats. Learn more about Illinois Car Seat Laws here.

Speeding in Illinois

Illinois speeding law prohibits driving at a speed that is "greater than is reasonable and proper with regard to traffic conditions and the use of the highway or endangers the safety of any person or property.” Anyone caught speeding will face a fine.

Driving Under the Influence in Illinois

Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances is driving under the influence. Anyone caught operating a vehicle while under the influence would be issued a DUI after performing a breathalyzer test. For more information about DUIs, check out our article on Illinois DUI FAQ | Driving Under the Influence.

Illinois Distracted Driving

Officers will be keeping an eye out for drivers who are driving in an unsafe manner, including transporting open alcoholic beverages, driving without a valid driver’s license, and most importantly driving while impaired, which includes driving under the influence or driving distracted. Distracted driving also includes the use of electronic devices while behind the wheel, as well as anything else that may lead to unsafe driving conditions. Learn more about what your options are if you are pulled over for distracted driving in our article What Are Your Rights If You Are Pulled Over In A Traffic Stop.

If you have any questions about Illinois driving laws, or would like to get in touch with one of our Lake in the Hills traffic attorneys, you can contact us below or schedule a consultation. You can also fill out our confidential contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

O'Flaherty Law of Schaumburg
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