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Distraction linked with higher risk for highway work zone crashes

Highway work zones have long been known to pose a challenge to road safety in Illinois and across the U.S. This is because the narrow lanes of a construction area are always much less safe. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found out that these zones are particularly dangerous for distracted drivers. These motorists are 29 times more likely to crash in work areas.

Safety technology in trucks could save lives

Every year, many people are killed in crashes involving large trucks in Illinois and around the country. The size and weight differences between commercial trucks and passenger vehicles make trucking accidents much more dangerous than other types of collisions. Large truck crashes are likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities to occupants of other vehicles.

Why is 0.08 percent the legal limit for drunk driving?

Alcohol does not affect everyone in the same way. A lightweight woman will have a higher BAC than an overweight man even if all the other circumstances (such as type and quantity of drinks) are the same. Physical traits, from food intake to age to overall health, influence how fast and how much each person metabolizes alcohol.

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