The winter season is on its way, and with it comes unique safety risks. There are many disruptions from normal routines. Holiday accidents can result in a trip to the emergency room or even serious injuries that extend well beyond the season.
It’s back-to-school time for children in Chicago and across Illinois. But, this fall, back to school is different than ever before. Due to the pandemic, most schools will remain closed, and “distance learning” will be the standard for most school-aged children. Students of grammar school, high school, and even college age will be learning online … Continue reading “Adapting Driving for Remote Learners”
Road Work zones are some of the most dangerous within the construction industry. Construction workers are at high risk for on-the-job accidents. They dodge drivers swerving through the maze of cones, barrels, signs, and lane changes.
The number of bicyclists on Chicago and Illinois roads has increased substantially over the past few years. Riders increased, even more, this spring as many who usually take public transportation shifted to biking to limit social contact and risk of exposure to the virus.
As the state of Illinois begins to open up, children across the state are spending more time outdoors, riding bicycles, enjoying better weather, staring at their iPhones while walking aimlessly, and hanging out with friends. Kids doing what kids do. Paying little attention to cars, traffic, and adults. It’s never more important for drivers to slow down and pay closer attention to their driving.
Accidents on public transportation in Chicago and our metro area are not as common as accidents involving cars and trucks. But, they do happen. Since passengers on public transit are not protected by seatbelts, airbags, or other safety features, even sudden starts and stops can result in passenger falls, bumps, and injuries. Some injuries can be severe.
Rear-end crashes are the most common type of auto accident – one out of every three car accidents involve a vehicle struck from behind. While it might seem like just a little bump, even a low speed, rear-end collisions can cause lifelong injuries.
It’s amazing how quickly ride sharing has grown throughout Chicagoland. Uber®, Lyft®, and Sidecar® have risen to prominence nationally.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are drugs that speed recovery from injuries by blocking pain pathways to the brain. Doctors…