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Foggy weather may have led to multi-vehicle car accidents

Inclement weather might be enough for many drivers to exercise excess caution on the road, but those who do not may find themselves facing civil or even criminal penalties if they cause a serious car accident. In Illinois, car accidents in times …

1 of Chicago’s car accidents leaves 3 with serious injuries

Being involved in an accident often leaves an individual shaken. Car accidents that result in serious injuries and death can make one even more distressed. Driving at night requires extra awareness of one’s surroundings, especially in a town where there …

Video of 50-car pile-up reminds us about winter driving hazards

When you live in Chicago (or the Midwest generally) it should go without saying that winter driving necessarily looks and feels a lot different than driving at any other time of year. Snow, ice, low visibility and very cold temperatures …

Latest distracted driving trend: Taking ‘selfies’ behind the wheel

Perhaps one of the most annoying trends among millennials is the obsessive need to document every mundane aspect of one’s life, to share it online and to coin new buzz words to describe the process of documentation. The cellphone camera …

Can Chicago drivers and bicyclists find common ground?: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the long-standing dispute between bicyclists and automobiles. This problem can be seen on the streets of Chicago and in nearly every other densely populated urban area across the United States. Despite the …

Debate continues: Should legal limit for drunk driving be lowered?

Drunk driving remains one of the most fatal road hazards in Chicago and around the country. In fact, about 10,000 people in the U.S. are killed each year in fatal car accidents caused by drunk driving. Safety advocates and lawmakers have worked …

NSC predicts hundreds of auto fatalities this Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous holidays for Americans traveling by motor vehicle. As teens and adults all across the country seek to celebrate the final days of summer, too many choose to irresponsibly drive while intoxicated. …

When is a car accident more than just an accident?

As one of America’s most prominent cities, Chicago sees more than its share of traffic collisions and the injuries that accompany them. Each year, countless Chicago residents are injured or killed in preventable car accidents and pedestrian accidents. But as we have …