Study shows underride guards on trailers could save lives

May 18, 2017 Legal Team
Mounting tractor-trailer trucks with side underride guards could save lives in Illinois and nationwide, according to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study marks the first time the agency has analyzed the effectiveness of side underride guards on trailers. In the spring, IIHS conducted tests comparing the protective capabilities...
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Trump administration delays truck driver training rule

February 9, 2017 Legal Team
In response to an order by President Trump, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration has officially announced the delay of the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle Operators rule. The rule was scheduled to take effect Feb. 6 in Illinois and nationwide. It was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 8.The entry-level driver...
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Technology may lead to safer driving for older motorists

September 23, 2016 Legal Team
Safety technology that is designed to help eliminate driver errors that are a major cause of accidents in Illinois and across the country is fast becoming a reality. Automakers are rolling out smarter cars that can not only detect pedestrians, cyclists and other traffic but that can also steer clear of an impending collision...
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Traffic deaths went up in 2015

September 7, 2016 Legal Team
With lower gas prices and higher job growth in 2015, more Illinois residents had the money to take car trips. The increase in vehicle miles traveled in 2015 is one of the factors that might have led to an increase in traffic deaths around the country. According to a report by the National Highway...
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