The winter weather across Illinois and surrounding states has already contributed to multiple serious car accidents this year. People are slipping, getting stuck, losing control of their cars and crashing into people and objects because of ice and snow. In fact, Illinois ranks as one of the deadliest states for winter weather driving.
In recent years, there have been a lot of efforts to increase driver awareness here in the U.S. of the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, there remain prevalent myths on this topic that could cause considerable problems out on the roads. Today, we’ll go over one such myth.
Every time we get in our cars to drive somewhere, we face at least some risk of getting into an accident -- even when we take precautions and comply with traffic laws. This is because there are countless drivers on the road who fail to take these same steps to avoid crashes.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and for many people, this means making plans to spend time with family and friends.
Driving is a major responsibility. Unfortunately, there are many drivers behind the wheel who cannot fulfill this responsibility because of physical limitations or health problems. This could include your parents if they are getting older and suffering from conditions that affect their driving abilities.
Serious car accidents happen every day. And despite our best efforts, we cannot stop every dangerous driver from causing a crash.
Did you know that hundreds of thousands of drivers have been injured in accidents involved a distracted driver? In just one year, according to the most recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 391,000 people were injured in a crash with a distracted driver; nearly 3,500 people were killed.
Putting the pieces of an accident together can be an overwhelming challenge, especially when the accident is more complicated than a fender-bender. People don't tell the truth; they embellish; they leave the scene of an accident or are killed in the crash and cannot give their side of the story.
Whether you're in a fender bender in the parking lot or you get hit from behind by a car that has been tailgating you for miles, you could end up seriously injured. If that happens, it's important to understand how injury laws operate in Illinois.
What makes riding a motorcycle so enjoyable is the same thing that makes them dangerous. A motorcycle rider is fully exposed on their bike, making them more likely to be ejected from their vehicle in an accident and to come into contact with the road, another vehicle or other surfaces. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in an injury or death.