In Chicago, more than 2,000 people are killed or seriously injured in traffic accidents each year, with an average of five serious injuries each day and one death every three days. The City of Chicago has been looking to lower the number of traffic deaths and injuries that occur, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently released the city’s Vision Zero plan, which has a goal of reducing deaths from car crashes by 20 percent and serious injuries by 35 percent by the year 2020. The plan’s ultimate goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries altogether by 2026.
Divorce can be a lengthy, difficult process, and by the time you and your ex-spouse go to court to enter your final divorce decree, you are likely ready to move on to the next phase of your life. However, this is often easier said than done. Disentangling yourself from a partnership that defined your life during the years of your marriage can be a complicated, emotionally draining process, and once you do so, you may feel adrift. But by following the tips below, you can not only make it through this difficult time, you can become even stronger:
It seems like every car ride involves traveling through a road construction zone. While construction zones can be an inconvenience to motorists, they can also present an increased risk of car accidents.
Most people have heard of a prenup agreement and may be familiar with what one entails, yet many are unaware that there is a postnuptial agreement that can accomplish some of the same objectives. The main difference is that a prenup is signed by the parties before they get married, and a postnup is executed sometime after the marriage.
In July, Illinois put into a place a new way to calculate child support obligations. The new method takes into consideration the amount of time each parent spends with the child as well as each parent’s income.
Parental alienation is a term used to describe intense hatred of one parent by a child that is caused by behavior by the other parent. Parental alienation can be incredibly effective over time, and if you suspect such behavior is taking place you should seek legal counsel and redress in family law court. If this type of behavior is not stopped, your relationship with your child or children may suffer irreparable harm. Be on the lookout for children who are angry at one parent, but who have no reason grounded in fact for their thoughts and feelings.
There are many reasons that car accidents happen, but one major factor that is often overlooked is the prevalence of items on the road. A AAA study found that the number of auto accidents involving road debris has risen in recent years, and crashes related to debris are four times as likely to happen as non-debris crashes on interstate highways.
When you drive, you have to share the road with a wide variety of other vehicles, ranging in size from bicycles and motorcycles all the way up to large trucks and buses. Accidents involving these large vehicles can be especially dangerous, and even if cars have top of the line safety features, the sheer size and weight of trucks and buses can cause major injuries to drivers and passengers. In fact, even though trucks and buses make up only 4.6% of the vehicles on the road in the United States, they are involved in 11.9% of fatal crashes.
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