When it comes to traffic, Illinois has more than 10 million registered vehicles operated by more than 8 million drivers.

And when it comes to traffic safety, Illinois is a national leader.

Yesterday, another new law was added to the books to help protect motorists: Parents who allow underage drinking in their car, RV or boat can be charged with a crime and face a steep fine.

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Randy Cox

RESOURCES: Want to know more about the legal consequences of underage drinking and driving? Click here. To learn more about anti-drunk driving initiatives and traffic safety, visit the Office of the Secretary of State’s Website, cyberdriveillinois (dot) com. And to download a free copy of Illinois Rules of the Road in English, Spanish or Polish, click here.