Driving in the rain, fog or snow can seriously impact your chances of getting involved in a car accident. Weather plays a significant role in accidents, and that role is well-recognized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).
You're a great driver. You have decades of experience, you've never been in a serious accident and you took all of the training courses required in Illinois.
Anyone in the Prairie State can say that, with a few exceptions in Chicago and Springfield, a car or truck is the best way to get around. Although the roads in Illinois are safe to a degree, every safe driver keeps an eye open for hazards like irresponsible people behind the wheel.
A woman in Illinois is now facing some serious charges for her part in a car accident that took two lives in late August. It has been alleged that she was under the influence at the time of the wreck.
You probably agree that technology has enriched the lives of most Illinois residents. With computers that fit in the palm of your hand, you can find answers quickly, check up on loved ones and complete important tasks. However, like many things in life, there a negative side to having access to technology anywhere and anytime.
You don't have to drive for very long before you see at least one other driver distracted by a phone. They might be driving slower than other cars, weaving out of their lane or rolling through a stop light or sign they didn't see.
When you hear about testing on autonomous vehicles, you probably think of places where live, on-the-street experiments are underway. Illinois might not be on your radar, but it so happens that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on the list of centers conducting field tests. And if results of that research are a gauge, the possibility of realizing one of the greatest claims of self-driving vehicles - easing road congestion - might encourage adoption of the technology faster than originally thought.