Heavy trucks present a problem for motorists nationwide; their sheer size makes them much more dangerous than passenger vehicles in the event of an accident. In addition, commercial trucks' large size makes them more like to be involved in rollover accidents.
Chicago has been hit by a spate of deadly bicycle accidents in recent weeks. Late last month, an 11-year-old boy was struck while riding his bicycle within a block of his Northwest Chicago home. He died June 25, 2012, five days after the accident. On July 4, an 81-year-old man was killed after he crashed his bike into an SUV.Chicago drivers have a duty to share the road with cyclists. Drivers can help prevent bicycle accidents by making a point to be on the lookout for cyclists and yielding to them when appropriate.
Anybody who has been even slightly tuned-in with the news over the last several months knows about the criminal trial of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. Late last month, Sandusky was convicted of 45 charges of child sexual abuse stemming from allegations that he had sexually assaulted a series of young boys.
Parents of Chicago teenagers know the stress that results when their children begin driving. Today's technology and its potential for causing distracted driving often produce more anxiety. That is why it is extremely important that parents talk to their teenagers about the importance of being a responsible driver.