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Chicago’s Red Light Cameras: Do They Curb Intersection Accidents?

Legal Articles | April 6, 2011

Chicago’s streets are home to almost 400 red light cameras that monitor 190 of the city’s most dangerous intersections. The program began in 2003, when the city installed cameras at two intersections: 55th and Western, and Peterson and Western. Since then, the city has issued millions of violations-763,419 in 2010 alone-and made millions of dollars…

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Reduce Chicago Bicycle Accidents Through Lane Barriers

Legal Articles | March 29, 2011

A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that shielded bicycle lanes decrease bike accidents and fatalities. Presumably, constructing dedicated bike lanes in Chicago would help reduce bicycle accidents. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our Chicago bicycle accident lawyers now for a free consultation. The Harvard study compared…

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New Distracted Trucking Study: When Semi Trucks Present Danger

Legal Articles | December 30, 2010

Distracted driving accidents caused over 5,400 deaths and over 448,000 injuries in 2009. While the number of distracted driving deaths is down from 2008, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood notes that the problem may be greater than the statistics let on. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the percentage of distracted driving auto…

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