Driving a motorcycle can be a fun and adrenaline-fuelled activity, with many enthusiasts choosing to ride their motorcycle on sunny weekend days. However, it is also a dangerous sport that claims many lives each year.
Having the freedom to drive anywhere you want in Chicago is great. You can get to and from work, school, the movies, the store and restaurants with little problems. But, what if you get into a car accident? Do you know what type of injuries you might suffer? People don't tend to think about how seriously injured they could get if involved in a car accident.
A new report just released by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) suggests that the number of fatal car crashes that can be blamed on drug use are steadily increasing. They're not all to blame on illicit drugs either. Motorists using prescription drugs are also causing these fatal crashes as well.
Some technological advancements in automotive engineering have certainly made cars safer than they used to be. There is no doubt that airbags save lives and backup cameras help people avoid accidents.
With spring upon us in the Chicago area, there are more and more people out and about. Whether they are on foot, on bicycles or on skateboards, you need to be as alert as possible when driving. Pedestrians usually have the right of way, but that doesn't mean you can't take extra precautions when behind the wheel. Here are some tips to help you look for pedestrians this spring season in Illinois.
When you are involved in a car accident, even a seemingly minor one, you may experience pain in your back as a consequence. It is a good idea to always see a doctor after you have been in a car accident so that they can conduct a complete examination.
We're currently barely halfway through the winter, yet we've already seen record breaking temperatures, significant snowfall and deadly pileups on Chicago's icy roadways this season.
Like most big cities, Chicago, Illinois, has an enormous number of vehicles on the roads. This, of course, correlates with a substantial number of motor vehicle accidents each year. While current inclement weather is making driving more dangerous, there is something else that is making driving dangerous too, and that is distracted driving.
A tour bus can hold dozens of passengers, and it's an efficient way to get from points A to B, but what if the tour bus isn't safe? What happens if the tour bus has problems with its brakes, steering or has other safety issues? A poorly maintained tour bus can end in a disastrous accident for the passengers riding inside it -- resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death. So, before you choose a tour bus company for your next group outing, be sure to investigate the safety of the company.
Chicago drivers are certainly used to driving in snowy conditions. They know to weatherize their vehicles with snow tires or chains before setting out during frigid Illinois winters.