NSC figures reveal disturbing rise in traffic accident fatalities

February 21, 2017 Legal Team
Motor vehicle accident fatalities around the country have reached levels not seen in almost a decade according to data released on Feb. 15 by the National Traffic Council. The group reports that 40,200 road users, including many in Illinois, lost their lives in 2016, which represents a 6 percent increase over the 2015 fatality...
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Rural Illinois highways prone to serious car crashes

January 26, 2017 Legal Team
Intoxication, speeding and distracted driving contribute significantly to motor vehicle injuries and fatalities in Illinois according to anecdotes from state police and local law enforcement and firefighters. Distractions include cell phones, radios and food. One trooper reported that a driver eating fast food rear-ended his patrol car. Distractions also lead to serious accidents, and...
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1 injured in 2-vehicle crash

January 12, 2017 Legal Team
On Jan. 2, it was reported by the Illinois State Police that one person suffered minor injuries in a car accident. The crash occurred on Illinois 148 near the Grassy Road intersection in Williamson County. Authorities stated that a 19-year-old female driver was traveling north in her 2003 Jeep Liberty when the 2005 Chevrolet...
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Car accidents caused by the Snapchat speed filter

December 30, 2016 Legal Team
In Illinois and other states, the Snapchat speed filter has become a popular feature, but it is dangerous when people use it while driving. A woman who writes for the blog Safer America believes that it has no real purpose except to video a person accelerating to extreme speeds that may cause a car...
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