Chicago makes Allstate’s worst drivers list

Many people who commute regularly may question the competence of their fellow drivers. Recently, Allstate Insurance’s annual report on traffic accidents proved that, for drivers in Chicago, these feelings may not be unfounded. According to the report, Chicago is among the cities with the worst drivers, and residents are more likely to be involved in […]

Safe driving habits

Safe driving habits are important for all drivers on the road. Most parents drive safely simply because they are transporting their children and know that their actions while driving may help to protect those they love from injury. What some parents may not realize is that children tend to watch their driving behaviors and may […]

Speed camera legislation presented

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 29 percent of car accidents in the state are caused by speeding. Illinois law currently permits speed cameras in communities with populations over one million. Chicago is the only municipality in Illinois with more than a million residents, which means that drivers outside Chicago’s city limits are not […]

Distraction and truck drivers in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that truck drivers who choose to text and drive are 23.2 times more likely to cause a safety-critical event, like a crash, near-crash or lane deviation than their counterparts that do not text and drive. In 2011, a restriction was placed on all handheld cellphone use for truck […]

The differences between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles

An 18-wheeler truck is a formidable vehicle. Designed to transport large amounts of freight, the 18-wheeler takes special skills to maneuver. It also demands a certain amount of caution from nearby passenger vehicles. Drivers of cars, motorcycles and scooters are often unaware of the challenges inherent in truck driving, and they do not always give […]

Study discovers designated drivers still drink

A designated driver is a person that agrees to abstain from alcohol in order to drive others home at the end of the night. However, research done at the University of Florida recently discovered that more than a third of designated drivers still consume alcohol. Designated drivers still drink In order to come to this […]

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