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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.

10/24/2013

Snow Plow (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Measurable Snow Causes A Few Problems

After a season of nearly no snow, the state’s plow drivers are in full gear this Saturday morning. Overnight on the Kennedy Expressway, drivers slowed down to better navigate the snowy, slushy mess.

02/02/2013

Signs Marking Fatal Accidents Planned For Cook County

Signs marking the location of a fatal accident may soon go up around Cook County.

11/21/2012

Kids jump on a trampoline (Credit: CBS)

2 Trampoline Centers Sued Over Accidents, Injuries

Two families are suing separate trampoline centers in the suburbs over injuries to their children.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Paul Arnold (Credit: Porter County Sheriff)

After Crashing Five Times, Indiana Sheriff’s Officer Loses Job

A northwest Indiana sheriff’s officer, who has been involved in five work-related crashes in three years, is out of a job.

04/27/2012

Leonardo Elias' life changed forever when an Alltown school bus hit him. (courtesy Elias family attorney)

2 Investigators: CPS Bus Vendor Has History Of Accidents, Injuries

Despite this history, the Alltown bus company has an $11.7 million contract with Chicago Public Schools to provide 248 buses. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

04/26/2012

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

Firefighters Statewide Asked To Pledge To Wear Seat Belts

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois fire departments are being asked to sign a pledge to help prevent the second leading cause of firefighter fatalities. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, traffic crashes are the number two […]

03/28/2012

City officials placed 32 mannequins along the median of Wacker Drive on Oct. 25, 2011, to represent the 32 pedestrians killed in 2010 when they were hit by cars. (Credit: CBS)

Mannequins Set Up In Memory Of Pedestrian Crash Victims

Motorists and pedestrians on Wacker Drive Tuesday will be subjected to a ghastly sight that has nothing to do with Halloween.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

CBS 2's Pam Zekman tries to confront Yao Ofori, the cab driver whose vehicle killed a pedestrian in June. (CBS)

2 Investigators: City Vows To Crack Down On Dangerous Cabbies

They are terrorizing your streets, in the car next to you -– or even driving your cab. Now, the city of Chicago is vowing to crack down on dangerous taxi drivers, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

09/22/2011

Dan Ryan Expressway

Outbound Dan Ryan Reopens After Crashes

Four people were injured in one of two crashes on the Dan Ryan Expressway and all outbound lanes have been shut down between 87th and 95th streets as crews respond.

CBS 2–07/08/2011

File Photo (Getty Images)

Back Seat Passengers Must Wear Seat Belts

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill that will require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts–with the exception of those riding in cabs.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Red Light Camera

Countdown Signals For Red Light Cameras?

Drivers in Chicago could soon have a few more seconds to slow down and avoid tickets from red light cameras.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Accidents Plague Roadways Over Weekend

Illinois State Police are investigating after a nine-car pileup on the Dan Ryan, sent six people to the hospital – just one of many accidents in the city over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

Bus Accident

School Bus Driver Charged With DUI

A Chicago school bus driver has been charged with driving his bus while drunk and causing a series of accidents.

CBS 2–02/17/2011

Railroad Crossing

Car-Train Collisions Up In 2010

A disturbing report out today says after a three-year period of consecutive lows, the number of collisions between cars and trains is up again.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

A Drowsy Driver Runs Off The Road. (credit: AAA)

Study Explores Risks Of Drowsy Driving

Many American drivers are asleep at the wheel — literally. That’s according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study which found drowsy drivers played a role in nearly 17 percent of fatal crashes.

11/08/2010