Helping Teens Understand

To be honest my clients are not bad people, they are caught in bad situations.  One of the main reasons I find people coming in my door, is a lack of understanding of the law.  Most people do not realize there are entire books dedicated to teen driving.  In fact the rules that apply to teens are tougher and less forgiving than those that apply to adults.  The Illinois Secretary of State is now operating a new website just to explain the special requirements of teen drivers.  Please surf on over to to better understand the situation you or your child is in.

If you need a lawyer feel free to call.  The cost of a lawyer now will pale in comparison to the long term costs of a suspended or revoked license.

Will there be a crack down on cabbies?

Last week the Illinois House voted for tougher requirements for taxi drivers. Under the bill, all cab drivers must be at least 21 years old, possess a driver’s license and have no serious traffic convictions for the past three years. Mayor Daley’s administration opposed the bill, however supporters of the bill point out that people have the right to a safe ride home. For more information on the bill, visit Tougher Rules for Cabbies Nearing

Teen Driving To Be 16?

The Chicago Tribune featured an article in the February 24, 2010 edition on teen driving.  The STANDUP Act (Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection) would change the learner’s permit age to 16.  The current age of to receive a learner’s permit in Illinois is 15.  The article sites evidence that the long a teen waits to drive, the safer driver they are.

If you have a teen driver, encourage them to be careful, wear their seatbelt, and restrain from using cell phone while driving.  If you teen has had driving troubles, call a lawyer for assistance.  Keeping your teen’s driving record on track early on can prevent more troubles later.