Because of the long workdays on the roads, truckers are often under fire for driving while fatigued. Certainly it is true that you do not want to be on the highway next to an 80,000 pound truck while its operator is struggling to stay awake, but according to a new study by AAA, anyone who misses an hour or two of sleep may be putting everyone else on the road at risk of a crash.
With several major metropolitan areas and thousands of miles of highly trafficked roadways, Illinois is also home to hundreds of thousands of devastating vehicle collisions each year. Whether you are driving to work, to school, shuttling your kids or simply running household errands, a crash lurks around nearly every corner. From bad weather to distracted drivers to drunk drivers you stand the risk of serious injury in both urban and rural areas.