School has been back in session for Illinois schoolchildren for the past month or so, which means that students, parents, and teachers are beginning to settle into their academic schedules. That settling can take some effort, especially getting up early in the morning after enjoying those often more relaxed mornings of the summer months. Throw in homework, extracurricular activities, and sports, and it should come as no surprise that many families feel their energy levels drained, especially when it comes to being alert when they are behind the wheel. These hectic schedules can leave parents, high school students, and college students at a higher risk of being involved in a fatigued driving accident.

The following is a brief overview of some of the factors that back-to-school schedules have that families need to be aware of. If you have been injured in a crash, make sure to contact an Illinois car accident lawyer for legal help.