When people make poor decisions, and engage in reckless driving behaviors they risk the lives of other people on the road. Young and inexperienced drivers who are not yet sure of how to handle certain situations may be the biggest risk on the road.
As a motorist in Illinois, you may be familiar with driving alongside massive tractor trailers on a regular basis. These massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and may have several trailers following behind the truck cab. Large trucks require qualified and licensed truck drivers to operate them. However, a number of truck drivers who are operating tractor trailers are not qualified, and some have pending violations, drug charges and other infractions that should keep them off the road.
One of the most controversial topics when it comes to motorcyclists is lane-splitting. The practice may be on its way to legalization in many states. While there are some areas that merely do not have a law allowing or preventing this move, there are others that strictly prohibit it. The LA Times details why this attitude is changing and how it could happen in more states.
Going places on foot has many benefits, but you are particularly vulnerable in a traffic accident. If a car hits you, you can take steps to protect yourself medically, legally and financially. You may feel disoriented and in shock, but if you are able to follow certain tips, it may help restore your physical well-being and secure the full compensation you deserve. Here is what to do after a pedestrian accident.
After the sun sets in Illinois, you may sit be out and about running errands, going out with friends or traveling home from work. In fact, the nighttime roadways can be busy and dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, people are three times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident at night than they are during the day. What are the reasons for this significant increase in car accident deaths? How can you avoid becoming a victim of a nighttime accident?