If you have lived in Illinois for a while, you know how bad the traffic can get – not just on the holidays or on snow days. Aggressive drivers are the norm in Chicago and so are accidents. However, the state also has strict licensing laws, which prevent potentially irresponsible drivers from getting behind the wheel.
This includes teenagers who might want to drive, but are likely to forget safety rules or underestimate hazardous situations. Fortunately, the licensing phases they must go through come with strict regulations, which can curb their excitement and make them responsible drivers. Here are the licensing phases your teenager will have to go through to get a valid driving license.
This 9-month long phase is for drivers who are 15. Their driving permit can be revoked if they violate these rules:
After completing the permit phase, drivers who are 16- to 17-years-old must pass the Initial Licensing Phase. This includes the same rules and regulations with a few changes such as:
There are certain exemptions to these rules, which cover special circumstances.
Whether you have a valid driver’s license or not, if you have been hit by a vehicle – you have every right to bring the accused to justice and get the compensation you deserve. Get dedicated auto accident attorneys from the Law Offices of Robert T. Eden in your corner to strengthen your case. We offer legal services in Chicago, Waukegan, Libertyville, Woodstock and Antioch, Illinois.