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Month: May 2012

Rear-view cameras can reduce car accidents in Chicago

Backing a car out from a driveway or a parking space–hemmed in by cars on either side that obscure the driver’s view–can lead to many car accidents. Cautious Chicago drivers all know the apprehensive feeling that rises when placing the transmission …

Red light violations, car accidents increase over holiday

Many people may have spent this Memorial Day weekend enjoying the warm weather along Chicago’s lakeshore. Still others may have driven outside the city to vacation with family and friends. Memorial Day is known for heavy traffic volume around the …

Chicago may see fewer truck accidents under new NHTSA regulations

Over the years, automobile manufacturers have gradually improved the safety of passenger cars by adding a succession of important features to their fleets. Air bags, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are just a handful of the measures that have …

Automated cars may reduce crashes on Chicago’s future streets

As a number of news stories reveal, driver error is the cause behind many automobile accidents. Too often, drivers attempt to multitask behind the wheel, siphoning valuable amounts of attention away from the road. But what if the car could …

Chicago DOT plans to decrease fatal car accidents

The Chicago Department of Transportation has stated that, in a decade’s time, it wants to reduce the incidence of deadly car crashes while dropping the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists to zero. While some may suggest that …

Driver was operating without proper rest in fatal truck accident

Chicago has a long-standing tradition as a center of trade and commerce since its early days as a destination for much of the livestock and grain from the surrounding region. That reputation continues through the present day, proved by the …

Illinois DOT releases intersections most prone to car accidents

Chicago has long been a bustling city, and residents know how busy and hectic the area’s roads can be, particularly at certain locations. The Illinois Department of Transportation has released its data on car accidents in 2010, revealing which intersections …

Month-long program aims to reduce motorcycle accidents

The calendar has turned to May, which means more motorcyclists will be taking to Chicago’s streets to enjoy the warmer riding weather. That’s why May has been designated Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which attempts to raise consciousness about the presence …