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May 2018 Archives

Take these steps after you're hurt to support your claim

Negligence can happen almost any time, and when it does, it often puts people in danger. For example, a work site where construction teams are negligent could result in falling objects that hit passing pedestrians. Drivers who eat behind the wheel may look away from the road and collide with the tail end of another vehicle.

FMCSA report: fatal truck crashes went up 3 percent in 2016

One of the duties of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is to address unsafe trends in the commercial trucking industry. While trends in the previous year cannot yet be accurately recorded, the trends in 2016 can. These statistics may help Illinois motorists understand where the biggest traffic dangers lie.

Illinois man killed in chain-reaction accident

A 45-year-old Illinois man is facing serious criminal charges after being involved in a fatal accident in Will County on the afternoon of May 14. The Peotone resident is accused of failing to reduce speed to prevent an accident, not securing a child in a proper restraint system and driving with a revoked driver's license. Police say that a 29-year-old Glenwood man lost his life when his Ford sedan was struck from behind by a Cadillac SUV driven by the man.

Rideshare drivers at high risk for fatigue behind the wheel

According to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, drowsy driving is an inherent risk in the rideshare industry. As drivers in Illinois are aware, fatigue behind the wheel is already a widespread risk, but they may be wondering what the reasons are for this trend among rideshare drivers. There are several.

Driving safety app identifies states with most distracted drivers

Illinois motorists can take a small amount of pride in falling just below than the national median for phone use while driving. According to statistics released by safety app Everdrive, Mississippi drivers are the most likely to use their phones while behind the wheel.

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