Today marks a couple of significant benchmarks in our area’s move away from the snowiest winter on record. It’s the first full day of spring and it’s the first day of a week-long spring break for District 118 students.
That means more young people will be about during the time when they’re usually in class and — hopefully — will be out later in the evening enjoying spring’s warmer temperatures.
That creates an added concern for area drivers. Drivers must be much more aware of the potential for a young one to dart into the street or for someone to be walking in the street as twilight sets in. Both situations can lead to tragedy if motorists aren’t paying attention.
Judging from non-scientific observations, many Illinois motorists have decided to simply ignore the new state law that prohibits the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. That distraction compounds the possibility of an accident
As spring stretches toward summer, drivers should use extra care and caution as they travel local streets. No one wants to be involved in an accident, especially one that includes a child.