Texting While Walking

 Much is made of the distraction that texting poses while users are driving, but now there is increasing concern with those who text while walking. Pedestrians have always posed a special risk in traffic situations but the addition of the distraction of a cell phone increases the risk of a pedestrian being involved in an…

Basic Rules of Chicago Roads

 In most states, the basic rules of the road are fairly similar. So much so that many people are unaware of the nuances of each state. It is important to familiarize oneself with the local traffic rules whenever traveling in or moving to a new state. Below are some of the most helpful rules to…

Chicago Mayor Seeks Increase in Fines to Bicyclists and Motorists Who Fail to Heed Traffic Safety Laws

 Cyclists and motorists in Chicago may have to take more care while they are riding around the city or else face steeper fines for safety violations. According to a recent news article, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking to raise fines for cyclists who disobey traffic laws and for drivers and passengers who “door” a cyclist,…

In Landmark Case, Bicyclist Sentenced for Manslaughter for Fatally Striking Pedestrian

 In and around Chicago, people are taking up cycling recreationally and as an alternative method of transportation. With the help of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city has become a friendlier environment for cyclists with the addition of bike lanes and stiffer penalties for motorists and bicyclists who fail to observe traffic safety laws. According to…

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Cyclist in Arlington Heights

 Chicago is a busy, beautiful city. Many people who enjoy cycling and walking the streets, must be aware that they are often sharing the road with drivers and other cyclists, and vice versa. Accidents involving cyclists occur too often and have the potential to result in serious injuries and even death. A pedestrian or cyclist…