Motorcycle riding is a fun, exhilarating and convenient form of transportation. Despite the benefits, even the most skilled drivers face the risk of serious accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclist deaths were 27 times more common than deaths in other vehicles in 2014. To reduce your chances of an accident, learn how to be safe while riding.
A few months ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced their intention to advance technology between vehicles on the roadway to enable them to communicate with each other. Ultimately, the aim of the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology would be to enhance auto safety and prevent roadside collisions.
Waukegan city lawmakers are considering a change in local traffic laws affecting drivers and pedestrians. The alterations, aligning with the current Illinois Vehicle Code, would further protect people from becoming injured in a crosswalk and punish impaired pedestrians who wander into traffic.
Evanston lawmakers are contemplating ways to make public roads safer for pedestrians. Among the considerations are speed cameras to monitor busy road-crossing areas, especially around parks and schools.