It’s important to understand the rules of the road in Illinois before becoming a driver in this state. Familiarizing yourself with regulations will not only help you pass your driving test, but more importantly it will help ensure your safety and the safety of your fellow drivers. Here are four major points to get you more acquainted with Illinoi’s driving laws:
- Lose the Cell Phone: In Illinois, drivers with licenses or learner’s permits who are under the age of 19 may not use their cell phones while driving. For drivers over the age of 19, speaking on a cell phone is only banned in construction zones, school zones, and near emergency scenes. A statewide ban on texting while driving is strictly enforced.
- Don’t Mix Alcohol with Driving: There is a strict ban on open containers in the state of Illinois, which you’re sure to learn more about in your driving school. The legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08 and those found with higher levels will face penalties ranging from suspended licenses to forfeiture of vehicle depending on their driving record and history of DUIs.
- Buckle Up: There is a standard enforcement for safety belt usage in Illinois that can result in a twenty-five dollar fine for first time offenders. If you have a child under the age of seven in the car, he or she must be belted in a child seat. If you know you’ll be transporting a child in the near future, ask his or her parent for the car seat in advance.
At Adams School of Driving, we help each of our students learn more about these and other regulations that will keep them safe on Illinois roadways. We offer comprehensive instruction for teens, adults, and even special courses for our AARP seniors. To find the program that’s best for you, give us a call today at (847) 965-6565.