The NHTSA and the drugged driving problem

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The NHTSA and the drugged driving problem
The NHTSA and the drugged driving problem

Illinois motorists should be aware of the summit that is to be held by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to address the nationwide problem...

February 01, 2018
Property owner could be liable if you fall into an icy lake
Property owner could be liable if you fall into an icy lake

With winter here, lots of people want to head out to local lakes and try their hands at ice skating in the natural environment. Most...

January 30, 2018
What to do if you’re hit by a texting teen
What to do if you’re hit by a texting teen

You were at an intersection waiting at a red light when you first noticed the driver next to you using a cellphone. You thought the...

January 29, 2018
NTSB recommends ways to discourage speeding
NTSB recommends ways to discourage speeding

Speeding is a danger in Illinois and around the country, but few may know that speeding is a leading factor in the nationwide rise in...

January 24, 2018
Improperly loaded trucks are a major public safety risk
Improperly loaded trucks are a major public safety risk

Approximately 70 percent of all freight tonnage transported in the United States is moved by trucks. How that freight is loaded could be putting lives...

January 16, 2018
Driving around big trucks in Illinois
Driving around big trucks in Illinois

Big rig accidents usually do not end well for cars. In 2014, for instance, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 68 percent of...

January 11, 2018
Keep the right of way in mind to avoid crashes
Keep the right of way in mind to avoid crashes

People in Illinois know that it's important to be aware of who has the right of way when driving. The rules that govern this distinction,...

January 02, 2018
Common factors in car accidents
Common factors in car accidents

Drivers in Illinois might be curious about the causes of car accidents and how to avoid them. While it is impossible to completely prevent all...

December 26, 2017
Roundabouts reduce car accidents that result in injuries
Roundabouts reduce car accidents that result in injuries

Illinois drivers may be interested to learn that it has long been believed by many traffic engineers that roundabouts could be safer than busy traditional...

December 22, 2017
Highlighting the issue of drunk driving
Highlighting the issue of drunk driving

A person is killed once every 50 minutes on an Illinois roadway or elsewhere in America because of an impaired driver. To raise awareness of...

December 12, 2017
Illusory superiority can lead to overconfident drivers
Illusory superiority can lead to overconfident drivers

Most people think that they are great drivers. These drivers think that they always make the right decisions and every other driver is generally in...

December 11, 2017
Electronic logging could cut down on fatigued truck driving
Electronic logging could cut down on fatigued truck driving

Illinois motorists may be concerned about sharing the roadways with large trucks and buses. These massive vehicles carry specific safety risks, not only for themselves...

December 07, 2017
Americans think texting more dangerous than marijuana on roads
Americans think texting more dangerous than marijuana on roads

Those in Illinois and elsewhere around the country probably are aware that it is dangerous and illegal to drive while under the effect of marijuana....

December 04, 2017
Avoiding car crashes in the winter
Avoiding car crashes in the winter

The Federal Highway Administration reports that nearly 1.3 million car crashes out of the more than 5.7 million that occur each year are weather-related, and...

November 30, 2017
Thanksgiving, the deadliest U.S. holiday
Thanksgiving, the deadliest U.S. holiday

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the deadliest holiday in the U.S. may be Thanksgiving. In 2012, for example, there were 764 crashes...

November 17, 2017
CNA study reveals common cause of slip and falls
CNA study reveals common cause of slip and falls

CNA Financial Corporation released a study analyzing the slip-and-fall liability claims that it received between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2016. The authors noted...

November 09, 2017
3 tips for dealing with memory loss after a crash
3 tips for dealing with memory loss after a crash

A crash is hard enough when you have broken bones or soft injuries, but when it causes brain damage that makes it hard to remember...

November 07, 2017
Night shift workers at higher risk for drowsy driving
Night shift workers at higher risk for drowsy driving

Night shift work disrupts the ordinary sleep-wake cycle, increasing the risk of drowsiness in the daytime. With over 9.5 million people throughout the U.S. working...

October 30, 2017
Medical issues could increase risk of a truck crash
Medical issues could increase risk of a truck crash

Study results released in January 2017 suggest a continued need to investigate the correlation between poor driver health and the increased risk of a trucking...

October 24, 2017
Unclaimed life insurance lapsed policies under House Bill 302
Unclaimed life insurance lapsed policies under House Bill 302

Todd Strong recently met with Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs for a briefing on a program that he has instituted in the Treasurer's Office for...

October 24, 2017