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What is defensive driving and how do I do it?

The roads of Chicago can be unbearable to drive at times. There's just so much traffic that you have nowhere to go and it seems like it's only getting worse. Because of the traffic, you need to know how to anticipate issues with other drivers and road hazards. This is part of defensive driving, which is an incredibly important trait to have no matter your experience level as a driver.

Weather leads to crash that injures three

Severe weather and flooding led to a crash that injured three people on the morning of July 20 in the Chicago area. Heavy downpours, severe thunderstorms, and wet roads led to multiple accidents. The severe weather made it difficult for drivers to see and for them to stop.

Spotting a drunk driver on the streets of Chicago

The streets of Chicago can be a dangerous place, for various reasons. One of those reasons is one that will be around for as long as people continue to make bad decisions. That reason is drunk driving. Drunk driving takes the lives of thousands of people across the country each year and Chicago is not exempt from these tragic accidents. Here's how you can spot a drunk driver on the streets of Chicago.

Lake County car accident sends 5 to hospital

A car accident in Lake County earlier this week sent five people to the hospital. One transported was in critical condition. The accident involved just one vehicle, a 2013 Kia Rio. The Rio went off the road and struck a tree, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Drunk driving takes another Chicago resident’s life

Unfortunately, it has become far too common to see news reports in which a Chicago resident has died because of a drunk driver. It has happened once again, this time killing a 55-year-old woman and injuring three other women riding in the car.

5 points to know about semitruck crashes

Semitruck crashes can lead to life-altering or even fatal injuries. In the time following a semitruck crash, you will likely need medical care. You may not be able to work. This can lead to you being unable to pay your bills and might send you in a downward financial spiral. Semitruck crashes can have many causes, including the following:

Driver in fatal crash had a history of negligent driving

There is no doubt that the driver in a fatal motor vehicle accident is the one responsible for killing himself and three other people in a Des Plaines motor vehicle accident. However, many are questioning whether the law enforcement system itself may share a portion of the blame.

Illinois has a problem called wrong-way motor vehicle accidents

If you were to initiate an Internet news search for Illinois or Chicago wrong-way motor vehicle accidents, you would receive a shocking number of search results. Wrong-way crashes are considered rare on the national level, but they still happen quite often.

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