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Illinois accident attorneySpeeding is dangerous and one of the most common causes of car accidents. The speed at impact is what determines the severity of car accidents and the injuries and property damages that come with them. Let’s dive deeper into the role of speed in car accident damages.

How Speed Affects Car Accidents

The purpose of speed limits is to ensure that the roads are safe for both drivers and pedestrians. If you would like to do your part in keeping the roads safe, the easiest way to do so is by following the speed limits while you are behind the wheel.

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Illinois injury laawyerOne of the leading causes of vehicle accidents in DuPage County is distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, distracted driving occurs when a driver engages in any activity that takes their attention away from the task of safe driving. Although distracted driving is more common in younger drivers, it is seen in drivers of all ages. The top causes of distracted driving in Illinois include:

Cell Phones

In Illinois, there are laws prohibiting the use of all hand-held devices while driving as well as texting while driving. Unfortunately, some drivers disregard these laws and use their cell phones while driving. When they do so, they take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and put themselves at a high risk of causing an accident because they are talking, texting, or using the internet on their cell phone.

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