Chicago is the biggest and, in some ways, most hazardous city in Illinois for drivers. The city is known for a number of areas that can present special hazards for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. You can do yourself a huge favor by being aware of these areas. Vigilance will be the key to your safety.

Don’t drive while distracted in these areas

There are certain areas in the city of Chicago where it is never a good idea to drive without giving the road your full attention. These intersections are a prime location for all types of motor vehicle accidents. This is due to a number of causes. These include overlapping traffic and a serious limit on driver space.

The most dangerous intersections in Chicago include East 79th Street & South Stony Island Avenue. Another highly dangerous area is East 9th Street & South Stony Island Avenue. Others include West Garfield Boulevard & South Wentworth Avenue. These are areas that you will do well to avoid if you can manage it.

Avoiding dangerous areas while driving is advisable

The majority of these accidents take place at night. But this doesn’t mean that the potential for a daytime accident isn’t always present. It’s a good idea to learn defensive driving skills and how to practice them if you are compelled to use these areas. Otherwise, your best bet may be to simply avoid them as much as you can.

The number of traffic injuries and fatalities has been on the rise all across the nation in the past few years. For example, the number of recorded crashes at Chicago intersections has risen by over 10% since 2020. Measures are being taken to address these issues. In the meantime, it will be up to you to drive safely.

If you have been injured in a auto collision, contact the Chicago car accident lawyers from The Fakhouri Firm to obtain the justice you deserve.

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Experience and a reputation as a consummate professional have resulted in many accolades for Robert S. Fakhouri, including selection for inclusion in Super Lawyers and recognition from The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

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