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Fatal Red-Light Accidents on the Rise in Chicago

There is a reason for traffic signals at Chicago intersections: they allow traffic to flow safely and smoothly. However, some drivers fail to stop when the light turns red – creating a serious hazard to other road users. In a 2015 study by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR), Chicago ranked 5th in the top ten most dangerous cities in...

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What Chicago Drivers Should Know About Hit-And-Run Accidents

Any time a car accident occurs in Chicago, drivers must exchange insurance information and remain at the scene of the crash (without obstructing traffic) until the police arrive.   The State of Illinois takes a harsh stance on hit-and-run accidents. Any person who leaves the scene of a crash that caused an injury or fatality to another person can be charged with a Class...

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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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