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Distracted Driving

motorist talks on a cell phone
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A new survey from State Farm finds early autonomous technology in cars may inadvertently create more distracted drivers by lulling them into a false sense of security.

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Speeders beware: Minor traffic violations will now carry higher fines.

The Illinois law meant to prohibit distracted driving may not prohibit watching videos behind the wheel, so state lawmakers are trying to change it.

Texting and driving could cost you, quite literally, with a new law raising fines on motorists caught using cellphones.

Flagger on the job
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Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zoneā€”the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe.

She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself.