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The Dangers of Speeding on Chicago Streets

Drivers who exceed the posted speed limit often don’t recognize the dangers they pose to themselves and other road users. No matter how skilled or attentive a driver may be, speeding can reduce his or her ability to stop when needed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2016 saw a total of 10,111 traffic fatalities...

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Study Cites "Myth" of Walker Distraction in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents in Chicago and nationally have hit an all-time high. Earlier this year, the Chicago Tribune reported 46 pedestrians were killed in collisions with motor vehicles last year, compared with 27 in 2013, with the majority occurring in Chicago's South and West side neighborhoods. One of the reasons often cited for this uptick is...

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Back to School Safety for Chicago Pedestrians and Bicyclists

With a new school year comes new routines, new school buses and routes, new students walking or riding their bicycles to school for the first time and new teen drivers. Parent pickup lines can be hectic as parents rush to drop their kids off before heading to work. It's tempting to speed, hurry through the...

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Preventing Amusement Park Ride Injuries in Illinois

Illinois amusement park injuries sometimes occur at carnivals, fairs and parks. Last year, amusement park injuries in Ohio prompted Illinois state inspectors to shut down 12 carnival rides similar to the one that malfunctioned in Ohio. The incident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, when a "thrill ride" at a state fair broke down mid-ride. The ride...

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