We are all aware that speed is one of the biggest factors in fatal road collisions and it is in everyone’s best interests to encourage all road users to avoid exceeding the speed limit.
Even though there doesn’t seem to be much difference when you are driving a car between 30 and 40mph, in fact, if you were to hit a pedestrian, their risk of death is four times greater at the higher speed. This is a sobering thought and one which should make us all reassess how fast we are driving.
In addition, driving above the speed limit can also incur serious penalties including: points on your driving license; monetary fines; and even the loss of your license for a serious issue or repeated offenses.
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In all my 30-years of trucking, I have heard this same story (below), told to me by several different drivers, as if it happened to them personally. Of course, I never believed any of them, because I heard of this urban legend, or rural legend in this case. But I’ll do what all the other […] Continue reading →
Did you ever wonder why you never see the Chicago Police on the TV show Cops? Maybe you never noticed it, but it’s true. You’ll see Albuquerque, Fort Worth, Denver, but you’ll never see Chicago and I know why. Anyone that lives here knows why too. It’s because they don’t want you to see how […] Continue reading →
Is ambulance chasing going on in your neighborhood? Is it illegal? What exactly is ambulance chasing? Do the cops make money? We’ll look at those questions as we expose just how easy it is to spot a chaser today. The first thing to note is, no one calls it ambulance chasing any more. It’s just […] Continue reading →
Audy home in Chicago is where juveniles are sent while they await court. If sentenced, they go to any one of several other juvenile penitentiaries. Although I was a bad kid and locked up in Audy Home on five occasions, I never did any actual time. I usually got out when I went to court. […] Continue reading →
When I was about fifteen or sixteen, I learned to carry a weapon at all times while driving in Chicago. My dad came to visit us in those days. I hadn’t seen him in two years, so I was pretty excited when he pulled up in his 1963 Riviera. He had with him his new, […] Continue reading →
Five years ago, Emmy Morales’ life changed forever when she and her husband were victims of reckless driving. In the morning hours, when many commuters are driving to work, Morales and her husband were rear-ended by a drowsy driver. The impact of the crash killed her husband and left Morales so severely injured that she […] Continue reading →
Our roadways are filled with hurried, commuting drivers running late for work or to an appointment. Tailgating, aggressive driving, speeding, and failure to be courteous on the road are all aspects of bad road etiquette. Bad road etiquette leads to unsafe drivers and unsafe drivers are ultimately the cause of many preventable car accidents. Becoming […] Continue reading →
Growing up on the North-side of Chicago, I knew many men who had a lot of fights. In all my job-hopping (over 100 different jobs) I met a lot of outspoken, potato sack slingers who would stand up to anything, and win. My two uncles were probably the toughest guys in the neighborhood. I worked […] Continue reading →
This is a true story. I totally lost my temper one day at a Woolworth restaurant counter, threw my drink at the cashier and threatened the security guard too. I was about fifteen years-old, so this was in 1975. Continue reading →