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Study finds seat belts reduce severity of liver injuries
Study finds seat belts reduce severity of liver injuries

Illinois drivers and passengers can lessen the severity of crash-related liver injuries by wearing a seat belt, according to a new study. The study was...

May 16, 2018
Rideshare drivers at high risk for fatigue behind the wheel
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...

May 09, 2018
Driving safety app identifies states with most distracted drivers
Driving safety app identifies states with most distracted drivers

Illinois motorists can take a small amount of pride in falling just below the national median for phone use while driving. According to statistics released...

May 01, 2018
Knee injuries: What you can do to recover
Knee injuries: What you can do to recover

You were in your car when you were struck by a large semi. After the impact, you were pleased to feel fine. At first, you...

May 01, 2018
What to know about truck accident settlements
What to know about truck accident settlements

A person who is injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver could be entitled to compensation. In many cases, victims will file...

April 24, 2018
International Roadcheck to take place in June
International Roadcheck to take place in June

From June 5 to June 7, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its International Roadcheck for 2018. This year, the event will focus on...

April 17, 2018
Preventing distracted driving to save lives
Preventing distracted driving to save lives

Illinois residents might have inadvertently driven while distracted, unaware of the risk this behavior involves. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as...

April 13, 2018
Autonomous cars trained by humans may have limitations
Autonomous cars trained by humans may have limitations

Self-driving vehicles have taken hold in the imagination of people in Illinois, but they do have some potential drawbacks. As the recent fatal accident involving...

April 04, 2018
Bruises: What to expect after an injury
Bruises: What to expect after an injury

Everyone has suffered from a bruise at one time or another. It's an easy injury to get, and usually, it's one that won't lead to...

March 30, 2018
Recalled smoke detectors could leave families at a loss
Recalled smoke detectors could leave families at a loss

Consumers purchase and install smoke detectors to protect their loved ones, homes and possessions from the devastation of a house fire. Most people take great...

March 27, 2018
Highway deaths: the most common factors
Highway deaths: the most common factors

A whole host of factors can contribute to accidents on the highway, especially fatal ones, so drivers in Illinois and across the U.S. should know...

March 26, 2018
Study determines top causes of truck accidents
Study determines top causes of truck accidents

Each year, millions of commercial trucks travel throughout Illinois and the rest of the U.S. Unfortunately, many of those trucks become involved in serious truck...

March 22, 2018
Why drowsy driving is common among truckers
Why drowsy driving is common among truckers

Drivers in Illinois are probably aware that drowsy driving leads to accidents but may not be aware that the number is at least 100,000 annually...

March 12, 2018
How soft tissue damage occurs
How soft tissue damage occurs

Soft tissues are the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other non-bony parts of the body. These tissues are often damaged during car accidents when the impact...

March 06, 2018
Drowsy drivers: The risks and how to mitigate them
Drowsy drivers: The risks and how to mitigate them

Drowsy driving is a national problem. People who get behind the wheel without enough sleep put themselves and others at risk of an accident. Statistics...

March 02, 2018
Report gives governors a ‘road map’ for enhancing road safety
Report gives governors a ‘road map’ for enhancing road safety

Road safety conditions in Illinois, as in the rest of the U.S., can be lacking. After years of decline, traffic fatality rates have recently been...

March 01, 2018
Trade group asks FMCSA to revise hours of service rules
Trade group asks FMCSA to revise hours of service rules

Accidents caused by fatigued tractor-trailer drivers can cause catastrophic injuries, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tries to reduce the number of these crashes...

February 20, 2018
Drowsiness may account for 10 percent of all crashes
Drowsiness may account for 10 percent of all crashes

According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsy driving may account for more crashes than was previously thought. For example, U.S....

February 13, 2018
ELD mandate cannot be enforced in some states
ELD mandate cannot be enforced in some states

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August 2017 to take action against states that had not brought their...

February 06, 2018
How do defective drugs affect patients?
How do defective drugs affect patients?

Imagine taking your medications as you're meant to every day. You take the time to go to the pharmacy for refills and to see your...

February 02, 2018