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Deadly Truck Accidents In Illinois And Nationwide

Illinois was the site of 991 deadly motor vehicle crashes in 2013. Of those, 142 involved a semi truck. Fatal semi accidents have risen every year since 2009 and have trended generally upward for many years. While total traffic fatalities have dropped, the share of those fatalities involving large trucks has gone up. There are now more than 5.6 million licensed commercial vehicle drivers, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the industry is expected to grow rapidly in the near future. The problem of truck fatalities is only going to increase.

A Call For New Truck Safety Technology

Four safety groups joined together to ask the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to pass new rules regarding trucking technology. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Truck Safety Coalition, Center for Auto Safety, and Road Safe America joined together to petition the NHTSA concerning forward collision avoidance and automatic braking systems on commercial trucks. Industry leaders have projected a significant increase in commercial truck traffic going forward and the safety groups would like the new technology in place before then.

Are You A Good Driver? Do You Want To Find Out?

In various surveys conducted over the years, the percentage of drivers who think they are better than average is roughly 80 percent. Since it is not possible for 80 percent to be better than average, it is clear that many people are not able to accurately judge their driving ability. A phenomenon known as illusory superiority actually makes most people poor judges of their own abilities and virtues in a wide range of endeavors. If you are a bad driver, would the people in your life tell you? How would you know? Could you do more to drive safely and protect yourself and your loved ones? A new opportunity to obtain impartial feedback about your driving ability may be available soon.

Avoiding Medical Errors As A Patient

Most people are under the impression that preventing medical errors is a problem for the medical industry. Doctors, nurses, emergency medical personnel and hospitals should take whatever steps are necessary to reduce or eliminate the potential for errors. That is true, but it is little comfort to the many patients and family members who are victimized by medical negligence every year. There are steps that patients and their families can take to reduce the potential for harm.

What To Do After A Car Accident

There is no shortage of online guides about what to do after you have been in a car accident. Remember that, whatever you read, safety must be your first consideration immediately following an accident. Avoiding further harm and getting medical attention for yourself and anyone else involved must be the top priority. After the scene is secure and medical care has been handled, there are steps you can take to improve your situation. A car accident can be a costly and life-altering incident. The goal is to make sure you end up in the best possible position after your crash.

Auto Safety In The Spotlight

Technology has played a large role in reducing the number of people who die each year in car accidents. Cars equipped with air bags, anti lock brakes, and other safety features represent huge advances over cars from a few decades ago. Some technology works without any action by the driver or passengers. Other measures, such as seat belts, child safety seats and booster seats require drivers and passengers to participate in keeping themselves safe. If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, a new form of technology may be joining the list in keeping cars safer.

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