Toll Free
(800) 922-4500
Se Habla Español (312) ABOGADO or
(312) 226-4236

Tag: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA targets vulnerable populations for safety rating changes

When constructing buildings, green spaces and vehicles, American engineers should always strive to consider the most vulnerable among us. While floors strewn in inches of tiny pebbles may serve older kids well in a playground setting, babies are prone to …

New national data shows increase in car accident fatalities

You wouldn’t necessarily realize it if you regularly drive in Chicago traffic, but traffic fatality rates nationwide have been either decreasing or holding steady since about 2005. Unfortunately, the latest figures from 2012 show that we are now heading in …

NHTSA: Bogus air bags can cause serious injuries in car accidents

Air bags are responsible for saving countless lives in serious car accidents in the Chicago area every year. They are part of a progressive wave of motor vehicle safety improvements that has also included stability control, anti-lock brakes, lane departure …

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 …

NHTSA rule to reduce truck accidents receives criticism

Nearly three months ago, we posted on a proposed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule that would equip heavy-duty trucks and buses with electronic stability control. According to NHTSA studies, the systems would save lives and prevent thousands of truck accidents …

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 …

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 …