Evanston Sees Decrease in Crashes Since Cellphone Ban Enacted

 Since the City Council banned the use of cellphones while driving in Illinois, the people of Evanston have experienced a drop in the number of car crashes. According to an article in The Daily Northwestern, the Evanston Police Department reported that the amount of roadway crashes decreased by 17 percent from 2009 to 2012. During…

Texting While Driving in Illinois Increases the Likelihood of a Distracted Driving Accident

 Distracted driving is becoming an all too common phrase these days. People frequently drive while texting and talking on a cell phone — often without a concern for their own safety or for others. According to the Illinois Tollway, these cell phone distractions were found to be the primary or secondary cause of more than…

Walking Or Riding Bicycles In Chicago During 2012 Was Dangerous

 Statistics have been released for the number of people killed in Chicago during 2012 while walking or riding bicycles. The numbers are incredible. Last year there were 48 pedestrians and eight cyclists killed. This means that walking was six times more dangerous than riding a bicycle. The 48 pedestrians who lost their lives in 2012…