SILVIS, IL- Qconline.com writes that two people were injured in a crash that took place on Illinois 5. The collision took place at around 5:15 in the morning on Monday, December 3, 2018
The injured individuals were traveling west in a Chevrolet when the driver lost control of the vehicle while driving on the overpass. The vehicle hit a wall and then came to a stop in the median.
When the Chevrolet lost control, a Toyota SUV attempted to avoid crashing into the Chevrolet and hit a Hyundai. The only injuries were occupants of the Chevrolet.
The driver of the Chevrolet received a citation for “driving too fast for conditions and not having insurance.”
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines driving too fast for conditions as “traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving.” Drivers can be cited for this offense. In many cases, drivers can be traveling within the speed limit, and still be driving too fast for the conditions of the road. For instance, if roads are wet, if visibility is low due to rain or fog, if there is heavy traffic, or is there is a construction zone, drivers may need to slow down below the road’s normal speed limit to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.
About 25 percent of all fatal speeding-related crashes occur when there are adverse weather conditions such as rain or snow. When the rainstarts falling, the rain on the road mixes with oil. The result is extremely slippery roads. In many cases, drivers should erron the side of caution and reduce their speed. This is true on curved roads, exit, andentrance ramps and in work zones in addition to bad weather.
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