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January 2015 Archives

A government investigation into texting and driving

The United States government is taking texting and driving seriously, to the point that it has set up an official site to combat the problem. This site, known as distraction.gov, has links to news-related stories on distracted driving, links for those who want to take action and much more. One interesting piece of information that was put up was the results of an investigation into texting and driving.

Semi truck accidents kill as many as weekly jet crashes

Some people feel that it is surprising that the public has not been more vocal about the amount of death caused by semi truck accidents, seeing as how they take approximately 4,000 lives every year. In fact, to put that in perspective, it's the same as if there were weekly mid-range commuter jet crashes every week, all year long, and if everyone on those jets was killed.

Who has the most risk in a fatal drunk driving accident?

When analyzing statistics taken from drunk driving accidents, you can see which groups tend to have the most risk in these crashes. Of course, whether you are in the following groups or not, you must make sure that you know your rights to compensation in Illinois if you were injured or if you lost a loved one. Still, it can still be interesting to see what the numbers tell you.

Is New Year's Day the most dangerous day to drive in Illinois?

New Year's Day has a reputation for danger, in large part because of how much people tend to drink. Another factor could be that most people get the day off, so they're not stuck at work. These things work together to make many drivers think that no day of the year is as dangerous as the first of January. Is this actually true, however?

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