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Why is driving in the rain risky?

Hydroplaning is losing control of your car when too much water is forced beneath the wheels, creating a thin water layer between the surface of the road and your tires. Steering is compromised or lost entirely, which can cause you to spin off the road or into other vehicles, resulting in injuries and possibly death.

Work zone speed limits protect drivers too

Like the robin that is the first sign of spring, roadway construction is a sure indication of summer, in Illinois and throughout the nation. And, while they are certainly not welcome sights to motorists, work zones demand respect and caution for the dangerous places they are.

Peoria County leads region in automotive fatalities

If you are like many people in Illinois, you are watching the development of autonomous vehicles with perhaps guarded optomism. The thought that technology might offer us a means of transportation that is safer than what we have available to us today may be enticing but certainly concerns about the validity of reliability of that technology are real. For the time being, we are left with humans operating vehicles which means that accidents are part and parcel of everyday life to some degree.

How many vehicular fatalities occur in Illinois?

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality in Illinois and around the nation. Even as technology and automotive companies rush to advance technologies to improve safety, people continue to be seriously injured or killed in crashes every year. Interestingly these advances do not appear to have reduced the number of people who die as data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that in 2016 alone 1,082 lives were lost on Illinois roads and highways compared to 998 the prior year.

After the accident: helpful tips

Hope can easily seem far away in the days following a car accident. Depending on the severity of the crash, it can take months and even years to put the pieces of life back together. While each medical and financial situation can be unique, there are a few tips Illinois drivers can keep in mind in the case of an accident.

Tips for summer road trip safety

With the three-day Memorial Day weekend all but around the corner, it is the time of year that many Illinois residents start planning their long weekend or summer getaway plans. In many cases, these plans include road trips which can be some of the most iconic vacations in America. While hopping in the family car to head out on an adventure can be fun and exciting it is also something that should be planned for properly in order to keep everyone safe.

Liability in self-driving car crashes uncertain

Illinois residents may be well aware that one of the reasons commonly put forward as to a benefit of autonomous vehicles is the potential to reduce or even eliminate vehicle accidents. With the large majority of crashes attributed to human error per some research, this makes sense. However, it has not yet been conclusively proven that rolling out self-driving cars on the roads will actually prevent wrecks from occurring. One question now being asked is who will be liable in the event that an accident does happen?

More needed to stem tide of distracted driving

People in Illinois who have been driving for many decades have seen the change in laws and penalties associated with drunk driving. The effort kicked into high gear when the advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving took up the charge. While too many innocent people continue to die in these terrible crashes, there have been some improvements since that time. Today, a new threat has been added on the roads in the form of distracted driving.

Injuries after a car accident

When you are involved in a car accident in Illinois, you may sometimes receive serious injuries. We at Parker and Parker, Attorneys at Law, understand it can be beneficial for people to know how they might be hurt if they are in a collision.

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