Did you know that an estimated 3,308 children under age 5 were saved by child restraints? It is often that we hear of bad news about vehicle accidents in the US, but recently it was reported from the CDC that vehicle accidents have declined dramatically—nearly 43% in the last decade. By way of new and improved safety programs on our nations’ highways, this decrease has become possible.

Our attorneys are always excited to hear that our nations’ highways are becoming a safer place for all to drive on. Too many of our clients have been victims of accidents due to reckless driving, driving under the influence, and distracted driving. When these accidents do happen, a person’s life can be altered permanently.

Despite the good news of vehicle accidents on the decline, vehicle crashes are still the No. 1 killer of children in the US.  This reality is sad news for our entire nation. If you are looking for ways to keep your family safer on the road, below are some references that may be of use to you.

Local Safety Seat Check Events

February 15, 1:30p-4:30p:  D’Arch Volkswagon, 2861 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, contact David Fox, 815-530-2879, Instructor available (part of a 4-day CPS class)

Seat Check Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 20, 10a – 1p: Rush-Copley Medical Center (Waubonsee Parking Lot) 2000 Ogden Ave. Aurora, Contact Robert Brasky 847-531-0096, Instructor available.

September 20, 3p – 6p: Rush-Copley Healthcare Center, 1100 West Veterans Parkway, Yorkville, contact Robert Brasky 847-531-0096, Instructor available

Websites that include safe driving tips and practices

Distraction.gov

NHTSA.gov

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/

http://carseatblog.com/

http://www.nikkisfoundation.org/index.php/en/homepage

You can also do your part in creating safer roads by taking the pledge to not drive while distracted by clicking here. For every pledge, Malman Law will be donating to Nikki’s Founation of New Jersey.

If you or a loved one were injured in a vehicle accident, call our office today to learn about your rights as a victim. Our attorneys are here 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to answer your legal concerns.