Driving is often a routine part of one's daily activities in Chicago. Thus, people technically put their lives on the line every day when they get behind the wheel. Most, however, feel comfortable that their own use of safe driving practices will help them to avoid collisions; they also might assume that others on the road around them will also observe the same techniques. Yet while that may be the case in most instances, there may also be times when avoiding a one who is driving their vehicle recklessly cannot be avoided.
As vehicle technologies focused on safety continue to advance, people in Illinois might believe that fewer crashes should take place or that the injuries experienced in crashes should be less severe than those experienced in older vehicles without today's modern safety features. Unfortunately, even the best technology seems to be unable to prevent drivers from making very poor and negligent choices that put innocent people in harm's way.
Speeding is perhaps the traffic violation that nearly all of us has been guilty of at one time or another. We lead busy lives and want to get where we’re going as quickly as we can. But the time we save by speeding may not be worth the risk. Research shows that speed-related crashes claim about 10,000 lives each year in the United States.