Annually, the state of Illinois invests in its transportation infrastructure to improve roadways and perform routine maintenance. Thus, more than likely, our Illinois residents are all too familiar with the term construction season. Though construction activity may cause inconveniences to drivers, it is a necessary activity and most of the time there is little a driver can do to avoid it.
Illinois residents should be interested to know that traffic crash fatalities have been on the rise this year when compared to last year. With a quarter of the year still left, road fatalities that were the result of car crash accidents have already surpassed last year's total which was just over 550 traffic deaths. Sadly, Illlinois has already experienced a little over 600 traffic fatalities.
Car accidents do not discriminate and can impact anyone regardless of their age, sex, gender, and socio-economic status. However, what our Illinois readers may find interesting to learn is that according to the Centers for Disease Control one of the leading causes of death for teens and young drivers in the United States is motor vehicle crashes.
Regardless of how cautious and law-abiding one is on the roadways, car accidents can affect anyone. In fact, being involved in a car accident is one of the most common ways that people suffer serious injuries.
Imagine that after you parked your car under a tree, for some odd reason a tremendous amount of tree sap spilled all over your windshield. We're talking gallons and gallons of tree sap, and the sticky substance ocvers your window, hardens, and makes it nigh-impossible to see out of your car. If this bizarre scenario were to afflict you and your car, you would clean off the entire windshield. You would not clear out a small foot-by-foot chunk of the winshield so that you could see out of it, and then hope the rest of the sap fell off because of natural processes, right?