December 2018 Archives

Crashes increase among dump and concrete delivery trucks

Severe dump truck and ready-mix concrete delivery truck accidents rose by 9 and 9.6 percent, respectively, from 2015 to 2016. This is according to a new report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which focused on 2016 since it's the latest year for which data is available. Illinois drivers should know that there were 8,206 dump truck crashes and 838 concrete delivery truck crashes that were so severe that the trucks had to be towed.

WHO analyzes road safety laws globally in 2018 status report

Illinois residents may want to know the results of the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, which was released in December by the World Health Organization. It focused on the road safety laws of 175 countries and how they fare in preventing traffic crashes. According to WHO, traffic crashes are now the No. 8 cause of death worldwide. This puts it ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

The holiday season can be a dangerous time for Chicago drivers

Chicago is one of the most popular cities in the nation around Christmas. Some may love spending the holidays in the Windy City and exploring all the different shops and lights on display. Others may be driving through the area on their annual road trip towards a different part of the country.

Safety measures for traveling the roadways during winter weather

Winter driving conditions can suddenly become hazardous as families travel this time of year to spend holidays with relatives. Drivers in Illinois who are prepared for inclement weather will likely manage better than those who are not prepared for it.

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