Month: August 2012

Motorcycle accident in Chicago leaves 2 riders injured

The Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago is most famously known for its namesake building, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs that call it home. The area is also home to a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars and residences. The tightly-packed streets carry …

Proposed Bill Would Require Bus Safety Ratings Revealed to Public

In early July, a bill that would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enforce new public safety ratings for discount bus companies passed in Congress. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer first proposed the bill in 2011. The proposal was Schumer’s …

Crash test shows cars vulnerable in specific type of accident

Over the years, automakers have vastly improved how their vehicles respond in car crashes. The airbag is one of the most recognizable and visible safety advancements, but a number of engineering developments lie hidden under the car’s exterior sheath of …

Drowning: Leading Cause of Accidental Death for Young Children

In the wake of the Olympic Games, where the world watched remarkable swimmers like Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin race for gold, it is important to take a moment to consider the necessity of swimming safety. Lakes and swimming pools …

Government releases data on pedestrian deaths in car accidents

Walking around in a large metropolis like Chicago can present many dangers for pedestrians. While many cities have made efforts to become more pedestrian-friendly in recent years, tens of thousands of people still suffer injuries every year. According to data …

Graduated licenses may have helped car accident numbers

Dangling a carrot before Illinois and other states can be a powerful incentive when that carrot represents millions of dollars that states could receive if they enact various safe-driving laws. Last month, President Obama signed a transportation bill that could …