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Ride Illinois Raises Awareness to Combat Traffic Fatalities

Illinois has experienced an increase in fatal bicycle accidents in recent years. That includes a rise from 12 bicycle traffic fatalities in 2019 to 40 in 2023. Bicycle advocacy group Ride Illinois took notice of this alarming trend and recently launched the "Our Response to Fatal Crashes" campaign. This critical initiative includes an interactive map...

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New Illinois Law Bans Video Conferencing Behind the Wheel

Video Conferencing Zoomers Are Causing Car Crashes Video conferencing has become so common that the terms "Zoom" and "Facetime" are used as verbs. These platforms are now a part of everyday life. During the pandemic, many companies used video conferencing apps, such as Zoom, FaceTime, Teams, and WebEx, to facilitate the shift away from working...

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Safety Improvements Made at Chicago Intersection After Fatal Pedestrian Incident

Traffic in Chicago is always on the go. It doesn't just involve motorists; it involves pedestrians and bicyclists who share the roads with motor vehicles. Without safety improvements to the city's infrastructure, pedestrians and bicyclists face the risk of being hit by negligent drivers. The Chicago bicycle and pedestrian accident attorneys see the devastation every...

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Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago Gains Protected Bike Lanes

Explore The Latest Measures To Protect Cyclists In The City. Chicago's "Hipster Highway" gets more protected bike lanes. After years of debate and discussion, sections of the Milwaukee Avenue bike lane will get protected bike lanes. Cycling has become a crucial mode of transportation in the city, and it's widely recognized that it comes with...

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Chicago's Near North Side to Get Safer Cycling Routes

Chicago has seen a surge in cycling as residents increasingly choose eco-friendly transportation options. However, safer cycling routes are necessary to protect bicyclists from potential risks. Some of the most common dangers Chicago bicyclists face include rush hour traffic, dooring, poor road conditions, dangerous intersections, and negligent driving (e.g., speeding, texting, aggressive behavior toward cyclists)....

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Studies Highlight Chicago's Bike-Friendly Challenges

Two recent studies have shed light on the bike-friendliness of cities across the country, and unfortunately, Chicago finds itself ranked lower than many other major metropolitan areas. In fact, one of these studies ranked Chicago 50th in terms of "bikeability." Is Chicago Safe for Cyclists? "Chicago has work to do to make its city streets...

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Hit-and-Run Causes Pedestrian Fatality in Uptown

Residents of Chicago's North Lakefront community of Uptown remain shocked by a recent fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that tragically took the life of a 69-year-old woman while she was crossing Broadway one recent evening, according to Streetsblog Chicago. "Please turn yourself in," said Pany Thomas, the victim's daughter, in an interview with ABC7 News Chicago....

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Cycling Fatalities Reach 46-Year High, Study Reports

The number of bicycle accident fatalities nationwide recently set a 46-year record for the number of deaths in a single year, according to a recent report based on bicycle accident data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Traffic fatality data in the United States is trending in the wrong direction,” Ken McLeod,...

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Study Finds SUVs Cause 55% More Severe Injuries to Cyclists

Taking a Closer Look at the Key Role of Larger Vehicles in Bicycle Accidents. American roads are getting less safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users, and the increasing popularity of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) is a key reason why. As we've covered previously, larger vehicles like SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans are...

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Hit-and-Run in Burbank, IL Shows the Dangers Cyclists Face

Injured Cyclists Are Often Left With More Questions Than Answers After a Hit-and-Run Hit-and-run bicycle accidents occur when a cyclist is involved in a collision with a vehicle, and the driver responsible for the crash illegally flees the scene without stopping to provide assistance or exchange information. These collisions can leave cyclists severely injured, traumatized,...

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