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Preventing Accident and Injury on Illinois Roadways

Posted on in Car Accidents

Illinois car accident lawyer, Lake County car accident attorney, Illinois injury lawyer, Countless studies are done to evaluate roadway crash statistics across the nation, on a continual basis, but no matter how many times those car accident statistics are updated, similar trends tend to emerge over and over again. While it is discouraging to observe some of these unfortunate trends, repetitive crash statistics offer us one advantage: We are able to learn from them and adjust our driving behaviors and patterns accordingly, in the hopes that we can prevent - or in the very least, reduce - the same incidents from recurring.

Reported Spikes in Collisions

The greater the number of drivers and pedestrians on the roadways, the greater the chance for collision. It is no surprise that certain hours and times of day make us more susceptible to accident and injury. During peak travel times, such as morning and late afternoon rush hours, those traveling by car and by foot are equally in a hurry to get to their next destination. The nature of the “rush” mentality mixed with the roadway congestion is sadly the perfect recipe for potential collision.

Since 2014, The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Division of Traffic Safety reported that:

  • 48.2 percent of all fatal crashes occur during daylight hours;
  • The greatest number of crashes occurs on Fridays;
  • The second largest number of crashes occurs on Tuesdays;
  • 69.2 percent of all crashes occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:59 p.m.; and
  • The greatest number of fatal accidents occurs on Sundays, while the second largest number of fatal accidents occurs on Saturdays.

These statistics are also reported to be dependent upon the type of roadway. For example, the greatest number of fatal crashes that have taken place on Sundays have occurred more frequently on rural roadways, whereas a large percentage of non-fatal crashes that occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:59 p.m. take place on urban roadways.

If you have experienced a car accident and are now suffering an injury due to the collision, it is in your best interest to speak with a skilled, qualified Lake County car accident attorney, who can help protect your rights and point you in the right direction as you attempt to sort out your case. Call Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. today at 847-662-3303 for a special consultation.

Sources:

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/Assets/uploads/files/Transportation-System/Resources/Safety/Crash-Reports/crash-facts/2014%20CF.pdf

http://www.idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/safety/Illinois-Roadway-Crash-Data

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