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  • Hydroplaning and Rainy Weather Accidents

    Summer is finally on its way here in Chicago, a fact that makes most of us very happy. Unfortunately, with summer come summer showers. While these showers can be refreshing on a hot day, they can also create dangerous driving conditions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at least ten percent of all accidents can be attributed to rainy weather.

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  • Tire Blowout Accidents

    While a tire blowout can often seem like more of an inconvenience than a real danger, serious accidents are a very common hazard of tire blowouts. In fact, a recent study revealed that about 6.7 percent of accidents are caused by tire blowouts. What happens is that the violent blowout causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle and collide into another vehicle or damage stationary property.

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  • June Is National Safety Month

    Every June, the National Safety Council hosts National Safety Month to bring awareness to the biggest public health risks currently facing Americans, as well as simple ways we can be safer in our homes, on the road, at work, and within our communities. This year, the theme for National Safety Month 2015 is “What I Live For,” and the National Safety Council hopes that it will in ...

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  • Danger of Driving and Needing to Pee

    Safe driving requires meticulous attention to the road and the cars you’re sharing it with. One small mistake could be end in catastrophe for you, a passenger, a fellow driver or pedestrian. There are a million little things that can take our focus off the road, and needing to pee can be among the most dangerous of distractions.

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  • Volvo LifePaint for Cyclists

    With most speed limits ranging from 30 to 70 miles per hour, being on the road as a pedestrian or cyclist can be a scary proposition. Combined, over 5,000 pedestrians and cyclists die annually due to collisions with motor vehicles. There has long been reflective safety gear, clothing, and lights available, designed to increase the visibility of pedestrians and cyclists, and rec ...

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  • Is Cheaper Gas Linked to an Increase in Accidents?

    We all love to see the price go down at the pump. The cheaper gas prices in recent months have been a relief to us all. Unfortunately, there is a downside to cheap gas. It can be deadly. According to research supported by the Mississippi Office of Public Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as the price of gasoline drops, the number of traffic accidents increases.

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  • Sleep Apnea and Car Accidents

    Several studies conducted at universities and sleep clinics around the world have revealed that patients with sleep apnea are double—or even triple—as likely to get into a car accident than those without the sleep disorder. With the growing evidence that drowsy driving can impair your ability to drive safely as much as drunk driving, it should come as no surprise that obstructi ...

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  • Greyhound Bus Accidents

    Every year, almost 25 million passengers ride on Greyhound buses. While most of them arrive safely, a small number of reckless drivers, negligent actions by the company, or poor maintenance of certain buses can lead to some never making it home. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Greyhound buses were involved in hundreds of accidents over the past few ...

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  • Megabus Accidents

    Megabus is an affordable and convenient way to travel around the country from Chicago, but recent safety concerns have led many people to question whether the money saved by choosing Megabus is worth it. Over the past six months, there have been four major Megabus accidents heading from Chicago, most of which were not too far from our city in Indiana.

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  • Motorcycle Safety for Spring

    It’s finally spring! The sun is out. The snow is gone! And if you’re a motorcycle owner, it’s important not to forget a few, essential safety tips this spring to avoid being in a motorcycle accident. Just keep these safety tips in mind as you hit the roads this spring: Do a safety check – Your motorcycle has been sitting in a garage all winter.

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  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    Only in recent years have doctors become aware of just how common chronic Lyme disease can be. Unfortunately, there is still so much about this disease that we do not know, which leads to misdiagnosis. Since Lyme disease has such nonspecific symptoms, including fatigue, stiff neck, headaches, light and sound sensitivity, anemia, dizziness, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, ting ...

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