Collisions with garbage trucks
Garbage trucks are some of the largest and most cumbersome vehicles encountered by road users. When they’re involved in a collision, that can mean serious damage to other vehicles. Illinois motorists should be aware that accidents involving trash trucks are actually fairly common. The risks posed by these vehicles need to be understood by others on the road.Read More
How serious is it when a truck driver speeds?
Truck drivers in Illinois speed for many reasons. Tight schedules, the pressure to make deadlines on time and regulations that limit the number of hours they can work are all factors. How dangerous is it when a truck driver speeds? No matter the reason, truck drivers who drive at incorrect speeds can cause catastrophic injury or death […]Read More
Driving behaviors that make trucks more dangerous
The trucking industry is growing, and, as a result, the highways in Illinois are filled with large commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, sometimes truck drivers make dangerous mistakes that put everyone at risk. There are a few driving behaviors that can make trucks especially dangerous. Changing lanes too much Trucks are much longer than regular vehicles, they […]Read More
Do lane changes cause accidents?
Commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road in Illinois. They’re much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles and frequently contain several tons of cargo. While they have a right to the road like everyone else, it’s their responsibility to take extra precautions when they’re driving on the highway, especially when […]Read More
The surprising truth about truck accidents
Being involved in an accident with a truck can be much more serious than colliding with another car. The fact is that trucks are much bigger and are more likely to hit other drivers at a much higher speed. Understandably, this can make drivers in Illinois and around the nation a little bit nervous about […]Read More
Truck driver fatigue can be deadly
Truck driver fatigue can significantly increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident because it can reduce that driver’s reaction time. Furthermore, there is a chance that a tired driver will actually fall asleep while operating his or her vehicle. Research suggests that driving on Illinois roads after staying awake for 24 consecutive hours is […]Read More