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What does it mean to drive defensively?

Staying safe on roadways in Illinois can be a challenge. After all, drowsy, drunk and distractive drivers seem to be virtually everywhere these days. Fortunately, you probably do not have to leave your safety to chance. With defensive driving, you increase your odds of avoiding an automobile collision altogether. 

Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury or death. They can also destroy your personal property. The National Safety Council evaluated both accident statistics and driving habits when compiling its recommendations for defensive driving. If you employ the organization’s techniques, you may never have to worry about finding yourself in the middle of a dangerous situation. Here are some ways you can drive defensively: 

Key facts about Illinois premise liability claims

As the holidays near, so do holiday-related injuries. One of the most common injuries is falls.

In cases where parties fail to exercise safety measures to prevent falls and other incidents, it may be possible to seek restitution. There are a few key facts to understand regarding premise liability claims in Illinois.

Is your hotel keeping you reasonably safe?

Sometimes, hotel stays do not turn out the way you hoped. Everything seems to go wrong - there is no shampoo, the housekeepers forget to freshen up your rooms, and the view is not all that great. These are real annoyances, but at least they do not (hopefully!) threaten your safety.

Unfortunately, there are some ways in which hotels fall down on their duty to keep you and other guests safe. For example:

What makes a dog liable to bite?

It is often said that a dog is a man's best friend. Often this is true; they are loyal, protective and affectionate. Why, then, do they sometimes lash out and bite? There is no simple answer to this question. Different dogs bite for different reasons, and it may be true that some breeds are simply more hostile than others.

There are a few causes that you can attribute canine aggression to. 

How to spot drowsy drivers

Now that summer is here, many Rockford motorists are spending more time on the roads. People are also staying up later and getting less sleep at night. Many of those drivers are drowsy and more likely to crash their vehicles into others. Drowsy driving is a major safety issue and the cause of thousands of car accidents each year. The reality is that driving while sleepy causes people make more driving errors than usual, and these mistakes can prove fatal.

Here is a brief overview of how motorists can tell when they are driving near sleepy drivers.

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