Motorcycle safety includes driver awareness

Motorcyclists across Illinois are beginning to celebrate the beautiful weather of late spring by enjoying more frequent rides on their bikes. With more motorcyclists using the roads, it is essential for other motorists to do everything they can to increase their own awareness of motorcycles. This can help keep everyone safe and may save many… Continue reading Motorcycle safety includes driver awareness

Illinois takes on drunk drivers with ignition interlock devices

For years, researchers and lawmakers have struggled to identify the best deterrents against drunk driving. Although most states have followed a prevailing trend that includes assigned stiffer penalties and fines, others have found the most promise within educationally-based rehabilitation programs. According to CBS Chicago, the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device initiative, Illinois’ most recently introduced… Continue reading Illinois takes on drunk drivers with ignition interlock devices

Increased awareness of tractor trailers in Illinois can lower risk of truck accidents

Drivers of tractor trailers are bound by a strict set of regulations as to when they can and cannot operate their vehicle. The first set of such restrictions was put in place in 1938 with the most recent update being in July of 2013. This most recent legislation limits the amount of time drivers can… Continue reading Increased awareness of tractor trailers in Illinois can lower risk of truck accidents

Study: Hands-free devices not risk free

Distracted drivers kill more than 3,000 Americans each year and cause hundreds of thousands of injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Texting while driving is the primary reason for many serious accidents. Although hands-free devices have become a popular solution for busy drivers, a new study sponsored by the American Automobile Association’s… Continue reading Study: Hands-free devices not risk free

Cancer misdiagnosis can be fatal for the patient

Misdiagnosis of severe medical conditions is more likely to occur than other medical malpractice issues such as surgical error. In spite of medical advancements and improvements in the health care system, the rates of misdiagnosis remain high in the United States. Some studies report that between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths occur each year because of… Continue reading Cancer misdiagnosis can be fatal for the patient

New study finds designated drivers not always sober

Drunk driving is a problem of great concern nationwide, with almost 8 percent of all automobile accidents reported to law enforcement officials related to alcohol use, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Illinois DOT also reports that about 310,000 people are injured every year in car crashes in which a driver is under… Continue reading New study finds designated drivers not always sober