Illinois will now allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. The new law creates temporary visitor driver's licenses for these immigrants. The governor said the law will help increase public safety throughout the state as well as promote national immigration reform.
The dangers of texting continue to be studied and not just for drivers. A recent study by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center found that texting has become a significant distraction for pedestrians and the behavior can put pedestrians at risk for being hit by a vehicle.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is targeting hybrid and electric vehicles in an attempt to increase pedestrian and bicyclist safety in the U.S. The NHTSA and safety advocates say that many pedestrian and bicycle accidents have been caused by people not hearing hybrid and electric vehicles approaching.
Farm accidents are still prevalent on American farms despite safety initiatives and precautions to prevent accidents. Tractor accidents are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities for farm workers, according to the National Safety Council.
A new study has found a scary stat: one in 24 adults in the U.S. admitted that they have fallen asleep while driving. Health officials believe that this number could actually be higher because many drivers may nod off for only a few seconds while driving and not know that they did.