Friday, September 21, 2012
Texting while driving will cost you, one way or another.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,092 people were killed in 2010 and more than 416,000 were injured in traffic crashes involving a distracted driver. Statistics also show inexperienced drivers under age 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes, and any driver who texts while driving is more than four times likely to get in a crash serious enough to cause injury. At Monday's City Council meeting, Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni proclaimed Sept. 19 No Text on Board Pledge Day in the city, and encouraged all drivers to take the pledge to never text and drive again. "Texting is becoming more of an issue in our community," DiCianni said at the meeting. "It impairs drivers to the point of…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Here is a wrap-up of some of the latest political news.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Legislation that takes additional steps to prohibit drivers from driving while holding an electronic communication device recently passed the Illinois House, Patch.com reported. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago), is aimed at protecting Illinois motorists and keeping roads safe. Under a law originally sponsored by D’Amico, Illinois residents are now barred from operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device to compose, send or read an electronic message. The law includes exceptions for hands-free or voice-operated modes for phones as well as a schedule of fines for first, second, third and fourth time violators. “We took great steps toward protecting motorists by banning texting while …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Also, eggs thrown, paint scratched, glass broken and bleachers busted.
Packing Heat at the Hospital Michael Simmonelis, 53, 297 Yorkfield, Elmhurst, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a weapon after an incident at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, 155 E. Brush Hill, at 1:12 p.m. Aug. 22. Simmonelis reportedly was visiting his girlfriend in the hospital when staff determined he was intoxicated and unable to take care of himself. Hospital staff also discovered he was in possession of a .38 caliber handgun and 35 rounds of ammunition. He was released on bond. Texting May Have Led to Accident A 16-year-old Elmhurst girl received citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, texting while driving and driving without insurance after the silver Honda Odyssey she was driving crashed into a car …