One of the most difficult things that people with aging family members often have to do is try to convince them that they should no longer drive. In a survey by the National Security Council (NSC) and Caring.com, respondents indicated that talking to parents about turning over the car keys was even more difficult than discussing funeral arrangements.
People who aren't especially familiar with the construction industry might not realize how often workers are exposed to electrical hazards. In fact, construction workers are the victims of over half of all workplace electrical fatalities.
The family of a Bloomington maintenance worker who was killed in an elevator shaft back in 2015 has reached a settlement with McLean County and two companies for over $2.1 million. The 56-year-old man was employed by the county.
For all those drivers who are still drawn to their phone while driving, the state of Illinois is taking additional provisions to get their attention back on the road. Beginning in the summer of 2019, if a driver is caught using a phone or other similar electronic device while operating a motor vehicle, they will face harsher penalties than what is currently on the books now. With enough violations racked up, drivers will face license suspension.
Those of us who use Illinois' interstates and expressways to commute to work or get to other destinations see our fair share of tractor-trailers. We know how difficult to control they can be for even experienced drivers. We've also heard the reports of drivers falling asleep at the wheel after many hours on the road. Therefore, we try to give them some extra space.
Have you ever really thought about the dangers large trucks present to other vehicles on the roads of Illinois? Large trucks are important for the economy, but they are also incredibly dangerous for a lot of reasons. Today, we will take a look at why trucks are the most dangerous vehicles on the roads, so you can protect yourself when near them.
Many people have discovered a whole new way to consume alcohol -- vaping. They enjoy the fact that they can feel its effects more quickly than if they drank it. Vaping alcohol can get a person intoxicated at a speed they may not be used to.