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The Role of Our Cities in Upholding Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

American cities play an important role in helping to maintain the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Fortunately, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that numerous cities and states around the nation are implementing various efforts to help enhance pedestrian and cyclist safety. In 2015, U.S. Department of transportation secretary Anthony Foxx challenged mayors […]

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When Drowsy Driving Leads to Accidents

According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 100,000 police-reported accidents each year are due to drowsy drivers. According to a nationwide poll conducted by this institution, 37 percent of people admit to falling asleep at the wheel and four percent say that they have been involved in an accident or near accident because they were […]

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Small, Fun and… Dangerous? Examining ATVs and Electric Cars

The popularity of four-wheel recreational vehicles and alternative non-gasoline vehicles has increased over the past several years. As more people operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), risks and hazards are discovered through injury and product safety reports. The Injury Journal concluded January 2016 that ATVs are responsible for a higher mortality rate than other off-road vehicles, while […]

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Summer Ushers In Car Accident Season in the United States

Just as the news highlights the massive increase in air travel during the summer months, the same can be expected of traveling by vehicle. This undoubtedly means more accidents on the road and more injuries as a natural result of those car accidents. Calvin Harris’ terrifying car accident this past weekend is a clear reminder […]

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Why Cars Crash

The Study A 2015 study, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, has revealed that drivers are responsible for roughly 94% of motor vehicle crashes. From the middle of 2005 through the end of 2007, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collected on-scene data from motor vehicle crashes. This study was initiated in an effort to […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation says summer driving is high risk

The U.S. Department of Transportation cautions that summer months account for a higher number of auto accidents and traffic fatalities than most other times of the year. While the Thanksgiving long weekend is statistically the most dangerous holiday for drivers, Labor Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day rank as the second, third, and fourth most […]

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What You Don’t Know About Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths in Illinois

It is not uncommon to hear about wrecks occurring every day on the local news. The majority of the time, the news will give you related traffic reports and maybe a little bit of information relating to injuries or deaths from the wreck. But rarely do you ever hear about what happens after the scene […]