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Drowsy Driving Accidents And Antihistamines

Drowsy driving is not an easy problem to combat. Car accidents caused by drunk drivers are easy to spot. When a driver is impaired by drowsiness, the signs are not so clear. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a reminder concerning drowsy driving that is particularly apt this time of year. All those taking antihistamines (allergy drugs) are being reminded that many of these medications cause drowsiness. The FDA is asking people who take allergy medication to be cautious about when to get behind the wheel.

Chicago man charged after fatal car accident on I-80

People who live in Chicago know how congested the streets and highways can get. From traffic jams to construction work, busy road conditions can be a source of frustration and anxiety. However, even when the roads are clear and there are not many other cars around, it is still very possible to get into a serious car accident.

Being prepared for winter driving in Illinois increases safety

It seems there's a lot to worry about on the road these days, with distracted driving such as texting and cellphone use recently added to the list of common causes of accidents. During the winter months, drivers in Illinois and throughout the areas of the U.S. that get snow and ice need to be even more careful -and prepared - on the road.

How sleeping pills can contribute to car accidents in Illinois

Many people in Illinois understand that drunk driving, distracted driving and reckless driving are all dangerous behaviors. Almost from day one, drivers are taught not to speed, ignore traffic signals, drive while impaired or send a text while behind the wheel. All of these actions can significantly increase the likelihood that a person will cause a serious car accident.

Black Box devices could soon bolster victims' cases

The term "black box" has been synonymous with airplane crash investigations for decades in America. These near-indestructible boxes have offered information about pilots' actions and outside events that have enabled accidents to be reconstructed and better understood, providing valuable answers for both victims' families and airline companies.

Car accidents on Halloween can be scary

With Halloween coming up, many folks in Illinois are dusting off their cobweb decorations, perfecting their pumpkin carving techniques and putting the finishing touches on their costumes. While most kids and parents are waiting until next week to head out in search of tricks or treats, adults in Chicago may be heading out this weekend in search of some spooky entertainment.

Young Drivers in Denial about Distracted Driving

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has publically denounced the issue of distracted driving as a "deadly epidemic" on American roadways. Unfortunately, his assessment of the issue is not exaggerated. In a day and age where turning off your cellphone can feel like being cut off from the outside world, many people find it hard to disconnect - even when they get behind the wheel of a car. This problem is especially prolific among young drivers. Yet, according to new research, many teens and young adults are in denial about the dangers of distracted driving.

Recent Deaths Put Focus on Chicago Bike Safety

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.

Ways Chicago Parents Can Promote Teen Driver Safety

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.

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