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Study: Nearly half of drivers do not use turn signal when changing lanes

Research done recently by the Society of Automotive Engineers showed that the nearly half of drivers fail to use turn signals while driving. This infraction is not only against the law, but it also can cause serious accidents.

Researchers analyzed nearly 12,000 drivers and discovered that nearly 48 percent of do not use their blinker when driving. Of this group, almost half of them (42 percent) stated that they do not have time while driving to use their turn signals.

The other 23 percent stated that they are “too lazy” and do not feel like using a turn signal. This data supports an earlier study done in 2006 and showed similar results.  It is a law to use a turn signal while turning, changing lanes, and passing another vehicle. The failure to use turn signal results in two million accidents across the nation each year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a negligent driver, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the representation that you deserve. Contact the Danville car crash lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 today.

Police officers injured in crash

Two Chicago police officers were injured in a car crash while responding to a call on the south side of the city early on Friday morning.

The officers were responding to a call for officer assistance around 12:10 a.m. near the intersection of Halstead and 35th when a vehicle approaching the intersection ran the red light. This forced the officer to swerve to avoid a collision, losing control of the vehicle. The police car then crashed into a parked car near the intersection. The other driver involved in the crash did not stop at the scene of the accident.

The two officers were transported to Stroger Hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Weather Conditions Cause Two Accidents

The heavy winds and freezing temperatures contributed to causing a pair of accidents along Illinois State Highway 57, just south of Manteno. The accidents occurred early on the morning of February 10.

The gusts combined with snow flurries and icy road conditions to cause a pickup truck to drive off the road and into a ditch, where police say a second car crashed into it. Little else is known about the accident, including the extent of the damage and the condition of the drivers and any passengers.

According to weather reports from the Greater Kankakee Airport, visibility was reduced to less than a mile for much of the morning, which police say probably contributed to the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about what the Danville car accident injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. can help, contact us today by calling (217) 443-4343.