Wrong-way accidents on the interstate are very frightening. They often happen at night and they often involve alcohol. They also happen so fast that drivers who are in the proper lane may have little time to react. Considering that it's a very violent crash, the idea that it happens year in and year out can make people wary.
When someone starts tailgating, it's easy to focus on the severe danger this puts you in. It's easy to act emotionally. Many people do things like slamming on their brakes or slowing down even more just to make the tailgater angry. This is the beginning of a potential road rage situation.
Does the road ever feel too chaotic? Accidents happen for so many reasons. You have to contend with drunk drivers, distracted drivers, inexperienced drivers, road sign and control issues, poor weather conditions and a whole host of other issues. It feels like accidents can happen for hundreds of reasons, so how do you avoid them?
A man in Illinois drove the wrong way down the road and caused a head-on crash. He has been arrested, and police say he was intoxicated at the time of the wreck.
Teens are much-maligned for being unsafe drivers who cause too many accidents, but it does not have to be that way. There are plenty of things that concerned parents can do to help their teens drive safely.
Driving on ice is dangerous and often frightening for those who do not do it often. You can feel like you are barely in control of your car -- and that may be true. A lot of accidents happen because people suddenly lose control or can't react the same way they can on clean pavement.
Two people, though both expected to survive a head-on crash, suffered injuries severe enough that they had to be airlifted from the scene.
People have a general understanding, of course, that drunk driving is dangerous. They know that it leads to car accidents. They also know that it's illegal. Some people may argue that they're good at it -- a common misconception -- but they still know it's dangerous overall.
Police are still investigating a recent accident in Illinois that left one woman dead and injured two more people who were in the same car.
People often wonder what they can do to stay safe while driving in the winter weather. Stretches of it can be quite bad in Illinois, with snow and ice covering the roads.