The most common truck accident injuries

Truck accidents often result in fatalities, especially when smaller passenger vehicles are involved. Even when the consequences aren’t fatal, they often leave victims with serious, long-term physical and mental conditions to cope with. Residents of Illinois may be interested in the most common types of truck accident injuries. Spinal cord injuries are a frequent outcome … Continue reading The most common truck accident injuries

Research shows collision avoidance systems prevent accidents

Collision avoidance systems have the potential to significantly decrease accidents rates for drivers in Illinois and throughout the country according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study examined accident data from 2015 along with data on cars that had lane departure warning systems and blind-spot alerts. It found that cars … Continue reading Research shows collision avoidance systems prevent accidents

IIHS calls for mandatory truck side-mounted underride guards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted what it says are the first tests designed to evaluate the safety benefits of side-mounted underride guards. Federal lawmakers are considering regulations that would make the fitting of rear-mounted underride guards to semi-tractor trailers in Illinois and around the country mandatory, but the IIHS says that side-mounted … Continue reading IIHS calls for mandatory truck side-mounted underride guards