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Reducing car accidents involving teen drivers

Teen drivers are often more prone to dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, and one of the specific things younger drivers may do is engage in distracted driving. When Illinois drivers are distracted while operating a motor vehicle, it significantly increases the chance of car accidents.

AAA study: Deaths in red-light crashes hits 10-year high

The pace of life today is faster and at times more frantic than it has ever been before. For many, that means there is a sense of urgency every time they’re behind the wheel of their vehicle. They feel that they have to get to their destination quickly.

Asleep at the wheel: Tragedy on an Illinois interstate

Because we have interstate highway traffic roaring by Edwardsville every minute of every day, we understand the dangers of high-speed driving. Precisely because of those speeds, motor vehicle crashes on interstates are often violent collisions that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

Speed, distractions up as causes of fatal Illinois road crashes

According to a new study by an auto insurance company, Illinois crash fatalities rose 11 percent from 2013 to 2017 (the most recent year for which complete data is available). The state had 911 killed on our streets and highways in 2013 and 1,096 fatalities in 2017.

Researchers: The key to distracted driving is in where you look

It’s easy to avoid distracted driving: just keep your eyes on the road and traffic, and watch where you’re going. While some readers might dismiss that observation as painfully obvious, MIT researchers say that no matter how evident it might be, it is true.

A poorly named auto safety feature may create more danger

Many product liability lawsuits related to automobiles center around design or manufacturing defects that make a car dangerous to operate or unreliable in a crash. A good example is the Takata air bag recall that impacted millions of vehicles made by dozens of auto manufacturers. The air bags could inflate with too much force, causing an explosion that could send shrapnel into the cab of a vehicle.

Your ride-sharing vehicle may have an unfixed safety problem

Ride-sharing services are becoming an ever-larger part of the urban experience in Illinois and across the country. The nation’s two largest companies, Uber and Lyft, are now household names. And the business model of hiring regular car owners to drive commercially in their own vehicles has largely disrupted both traditional taxi services and public transportation.

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