November 2018 Archives
You're driving home from work or school or running errands in a gentle winter snowfall. Then suddenly, the snowfall becomes a blizzard. Next thing you know, you're driving in whiteout conditions.
A recent study into the reasons behind truck crashes and the best predictors of future crashes found the usual culprits for crashes -- such as drowsy driving, not leaving enough space between vehicles and slow response time. However, a possible reason for many unsafe behaviors emerged -- Monday Night Football.
Many Illinois motorcyclists put their bikes away in the garage for the winter. Others can't bear to give them up for even a few months. If you plan to ride this winter, you need to take some extra precautions to stay safe.
While construction work slows down here in Illinois during our brutal winters, it doesn't come to a halt. Some projects still have to move forward. However, employers need to take some additional precautions to protect their employees from extreme cold, strong freezing winds and icy conditions.
Could a healthy economy contribute to a rise in traffic fatalities? It could be one factor, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). Officials are looking at a recent concerning trend in the state: While traffic fatalities were down approximately 2 percent nationwide last year over the previous year, they rose by that amount in Illinois.
Imagine driving through Aurora on your way to work. You leave at your usual time, follow your usual route and even stop at the corner café for your usual cup of coffee.