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Motorcycle crashes can lead to permanent disability

Many motorcyclists do not realize how traumatic and life-altering motorcycle accidents in the Litchfield area can be until they are involved in one. Riders who survive their accidents are likely to end up with serious injuries including brain trauma, internal bleeding and broken bones. Many of them also end up with permanent disabilities. According to PR Newswire, their legs and feet are extremely vulnerable and likely to become seriously injured and lead to disability

What are some statistics about motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are a major concern on Illinois roadways. If you are a biker, you probably understand how risky it can be to ride. You are much smaller than other vehicles on the road. This can make you hard to see and can lead to accidents that happen in the blink of an eye. Keeping yourself safe out there has to be a priority. It may help to get some facts and statistics about accidents involving motorcycles so you are aware of the biggest risks.

Drowsy driving can increase the odds of a crash

Despite federal and state educational outreach about the dangers of drowsy driving, not all Illinois drivers have a sufficient awareness of just how dangerous it can be. People who would never think of getting behind the wheel after a few drinks often have no problem driving after a sleepless night, although experts have deemed the effects comparable.

What are the pedestrian crossing laws in Illinois?

In the last few years, there have been some changes to Illinois pedestrian crossing laws. These changes have been confusing for drivers. At the heart of the new laws is the idea of keeping pedestrians safe and making drivers more responsible. As a driver, it is your responsibility to watch out for pedestrians and understand the current laws.

What happens when truckers drive while distracted?

Most motorists in Litchfield know how dangerous distractions can be. However, many of them do not realize that distractions are even more dangerous when truckers engage in them. Distractions may seem like a great way to keep one’s attention on driving, but they have the opposite effect. Distractions encourage drivers of all types to take even greater risks and commit more driving errors that increase the number of accidents that occur.

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