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.
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.
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.
Most Chicago-area drivers have to merge several times a day. Unfortunately, many aren't doing it correctly.
Riding a bicycle is a great way to save money on transportation costs while also getting good exercise and helping to protect the environment. Unfortunately, biking in Chicago isn't as safe as it should be, and vehicle injuries are all too common.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. Nothing you do can guarantee that your children won't fall victim to a Chicago car accident. However, the proper use of seatbelts and child safety seats can go a long way towards minimizing their risk of injury.
Child safety seats are one of the best ways to protect a child in the event of a car accident. However, many parents don't understand how to choose the correct car seat or make sure it is installed correctly.
With the advent of smartphones, GPS devices, MP3 players and other mobile devices, distracted driving has become a major problem on our nation's roads. However, handheld devices aren't the only culprits. Increasingly, manufacturers are equipping vehicles with onboard devices that take drivers' attention off the road.
A Chicago family is grieving after their son was killed over the weekend in a tragic drunk driving accident.