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Melanie J. VanOverloop

Spring Break Road Trip? Beware of RVs

As spring break approaches and the cost of plane tickets increase, many families consider a road trip as a cost-efficient way to take a family vacation. RVs offer both transportation and lodging for the whole family – making them a […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Preparing for a Holiday Road Trip? Don’t Skip Out On Sleep!

It’s a well known fact that severely sleep-deprived drivers are at an increased risk of being involved in a crash, but what is less well known is how getting just two hours less than the recommended seven to eight hours […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Safer School Buses for Children – Why Seat Belts on Buses Should be Mandatory

Children are required to wear a seat belt when riding in their family’s mini-van – so why are they not required to wear seat belts on school buses? As the nation mourns the loss of at least 5 children who […]

Joshua L. Weisberg


Although Chicago has been named one of the top 10 bike-friendly cities in America, the many bicyclists on the Chicago roads have also led to an epidemic of bike fatalities and serious injuries. In fact, recently within a stretch of […]

Matthew S. Sims

Put the Phone Down! Distracted driving deaths on the rise in Illinois.

Traffic fatalities are on the rise across the country and particularly in Illinois.  Deaths on U.S. roadways rose 8% last year as compared to the year before, which marks the single greatest year-to-year increase since 1965. When compared to statistics […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Traffic Construction Zone Safety for Both Drivers and Workers

Illinois has seen a rise this year in construction zone injuries and deaths. This increase has been for both drivers travelling through a construction zone and the construction workers performing work in that zone. Just this spring, Chicago saw two […]

David Rapoport

Driving After DUI? A New Illinois Law Allows For DUI Offenders to Drive During Suspension Period

As of January 1, 2016, first-time DUI offenders in Illinois will have the option to install a breathalyzer in their car, allowing for limited driving within the designated 30 day suspension period. The device, which acts in very much the […]