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
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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.
Take Your DUI Penalties Seriously
A Norridge man was convicted on February 10, 2010 for his 7th DUI charge. He was sentence to 10 years in prison. A DUI is a serious matter and worth hiring a lawyer. Jail time, loss of licenses, and fines, court costs, and lost wages are all a possibility. A lawyer can help you through the process and work for the best resolution possible. Making sure all of your legal matters are taken care of, from a basic ticket to a DUI can save you time, money and future legal troubles.