Adverse Driving Conditions Expected For McHenry County

Poor Driving Conditions Expected For McHenry County An oncoming winter storm is expected to create adverse driving conditions throughout McHenry County as well as the broader Chicago metropolitan area over the next 2-3 days. Wind, snow, ice, and dropping temperatures are forecast. Given these anticipated adverse driving conditions, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued … Read more

Proper Passenger Restraint Law Regarding Children Under 2 Year Old

Proper Passenger Restraint To Avoid Serious Injuries Proper passenger restraint remains one of the best ways to avoid potentially serious vehicle accident injuries. This proper passenger restraint can take many forms. One of the best and most effective safety measures a vehicle occupant can take is to wear a seat belt, or for children the … Read more

Road Hazards And Road Debris In Illinois And McHenry County

Road hazards and the threat they present to traffic safety is discussed on the “McHenry County Road Hazards” page.  As seen on that page, road hazards can take many forms.  Among the most dangerous road hazards are those objects that hit vehicles as they drive down the expressway or other roadway.  These objects can include … Read more

McHenry County Anticipated Adverse Driving Conditions

Anticipated Adverse Driving Conditions For McHenry County The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has issued a warning today (February 8, 2018) with regard to adverse driving conditions due to anticipated snowfall starting tonight.  These driving conditions are expected for Northern Illinois (the broader Chicago area including Lake County and McHenry County.) The media release is titled … Read more

Results From McHenry County Holiday Traffic Safety Campaigns

Traffic Safety Enforcement Campaigns In McHenry County Recently, both the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Crystal Lake Police Department released results of holiday traffic safety enforcement campaigns. The Crystal Lake Police Department’s campaign is described in the December 14, 2016 Northwest Herald article titled “Crystal Lake police to step up traffic enforcement … Read more

Characteristics And Consequences Of Drowsy Driving

On August 8, 2016, the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) published a report concerning the impact of “drowsy driving.”  Accompanying the release of this report was a press release titled “New Report Spotlights Dangers Of Drowsy Driving.” A few excerpts from this release include: A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Wake … Read more

Randall Road Improvement Project

Road Improvement Project In McHenry County Often, excessive traffic, congestion and poorly designed roadways can cause, if not contribute to, traffic accidents.  Often, municipalities will redesign and/or expand roadways that are experiencing excessive congestion in order to alleviate congestion and travel times.  Another factor that spurs redesigns and other road improvements is if there are … Read more

McHenry County Holiday Season Traffic Safety Enforcement

Drunk Driving In McHenry County The “McHenry County Drunk Driving Accidents” page cites statistics regarding drunk driving (and other impaired driving) in McHenry County, as well as discusses various aspects of drunk driving accidents.  As seen in the statistics, drunk driving is a significant concern in McHenry County, as it is in other Illinois areas … Read more

Illinois Seat Belt Usage Laws

Information Concerning State Of Illinois Safety Belt Laws For those looking for information concerning Illinois safety belt laws – including the rules regarding child passenger safety – there is an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety website at with a page titled “Illinois Safety Belt Laws.” On this page there is also links … Read more

Illinois Seat Belt Usage Campaign

Seat Belt Usage Campaign For McHenry County And Illinois On May 20, 2014, the Illinois Department Of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release regarding the “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The news release is titled “IDOT, ISP, Local Law Enforcement Encourage All Motorists To ‘Click It or Ticket” to Help Avoid Fatal Vehicle Crashes.” A … Read more