“Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report” – Notable Excerpts

On August 28, Allstate released its Eighth Annual “Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers Report.” As per the release, “The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America’s 200* largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.” The news release also states: Car crash fatalities are at the lowest …

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Memorial Day – Illinois Traffic Safety Statistics

By many accounts, Memorial Day weekend is one of heavy traffic and increased hazards on the roadways. According to a May 24 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops to turn up heat for Memorial Day” : Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department and the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the enforcement strategy Wednesday, saying they …

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The NSTB Recommendation To Ban Use Of PEDs By Drivers

On December 13 the NSTB (National Safety Transportation Board) issued a recommendation to ban the use of all PEDs (portable electronic devices) while driving; the release is titled “No call, no text, no update behind the wheel:  NSTB calls for nationwide ban on PEDs while driving.” This recommendation has generated controversy and much debate on the …

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Bicycling Safety – Highland Park Illinois

In the June 15 2011 edition of “The Highlander,” (pdf) the monthly publication of the City of Highland Park, there is a section on page 5 titled “Residents Reminded of Proper Bicycle Safety Precautions and Etiquette.” The section is three paragraphs long and speaks of various issues with regard to bicycling safety from a variety …

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Drivers Reporting More Possible DUIs In Chicago IL Suburbs

According to a June 8 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cellphone patrol: More drivers report DUIs” an increasing number of DUIs and erratic driving is being reported by other drivers via cellphones. The article points out that authorities stress they don’t make arrests strictly based on a report from a motorist; the police officer has to …

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