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License Plate Recognition Systems - What Citizens Should Know

License Plate Recognition Systems –...

License Plate Recognition technology, or LPR for short, has already made a big impact on the law enforcement field. A number of police forces already use this powerful technology to scan the license plates of cars passing by a given location...

Why Speeding Is A Good Idea

Why Speeding Is A Good Idea

The most facile argument against speeding is the teacher inspired “It’s not big and it’s not clever.” Well it is, because everything we have done as a species since we first left the trees has revolved around being better, faster and...

Red Light Cameras

Red Light Cameras

Red light cameras are springing up everywhere these days! As a truck driver who sometimes can’t stop for a yellow light in time (my truck weighs 80,000lbs!), I can’t stand these idiotic devices. Just because a camera said I was...

New California Traffic Laws

New California Traffic Laws

Here are some new California traffic laws you need to know about. Financial Responsibility Allows a person to provide, when requested by law enforcement, a paper version of proof of financial responsibility or an electronic version using a...

New Illinois Traffic Laws

New Illinois Traffic Laws

Illinois traffic laws protect all who share our streets and highways. It is important to obey the orders of a police officer, firefighter, highway authority official or uniformed adult school crossing guard who is directing traffic or...

Illinois Turn Signal Laws

Illinois Turn Signal Laws

In a business or residential area you must give a continuous turn signal for at least 100 feet before turning. In other areas the signal must be given at least 200 feet before turning. Drivers may signal in two ways: Electrical turn signals...

Illinois Speed Limit Laws

Illinois Speed Limit Laws

Speeding is one of the leading contributors to vehicle crashes. You may drive at the maximum allowable speed only under safe conditions. For safety purposes, a minimum speed limit may be posted along certain roadways. When minimum limits are...

Illinois Parking Laws

Illinois Parking Laws

Every driver needs to know that to practice safe driving, they need to obey the laws whenever they are on the road. This responsibility also extends to how drivers park their vehicles and where. Different states have several laws and...

Illinois Right of Way Laws

Illinois Right of Way Laws

When you hear the words “right of way”, what comes to mind? A piece of land bordered on all sides owned by the government? A footpath for pedestrians? Road lanes? Legally speaking, right of way pertains to the “legal right” that is...

Illinois Safety Belt Laws

Illinois Safety Belt Laws

Illinois law requires all drivers and passengers (front and back seat) age 8 and older to wear safety belts even if the vehicle is equipped with airbags. Passengers under age 8 must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system as...