it really is a matter
of life or death.

More than 1,000 people die each year on Illinois roads, and nearly 100% of these crashes are preventable. We’re all responsible. We’re all at risk. Please, drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death.

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Scott's Law - "Kyle"

scott's law

This is Kyle, an Illinois State Police Trooper. Kyle was killed by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop in Montgomery County, Illinois. Scott's Law requires all motorists to slow down and change lanes when approaching any stationary vehicle with flashing lights.

Move over and slow down for flashing lights. It's the law.

work zone safety

Frank was a 59-year old road construction worker. He was also a father who enjoyed life, especially karaoke. Frank was killed in a vehicle crash while working in a highway work zone in Cook County.

Work Zone Safety - "Frank"

Work Zone Safety - "Frank"

work zone safety

Frank was a 59-year old road construction worker. He was also a father who enjoyed life, especially karaoke. Frank was killed in a vehicle crash while working in a highway work zone in Cook County.

Impaired Driving - "Michael"

Impaired Driving

Micheal was a 22 year old student at Illinois State University. Micheal was a stand-out athlete at Normal West High School and Heartland Community College. He was also an assistant coach at University High School. Two weeks before his graduation, he was killed in a traffic crash involving an impaired driver in McLean County.

motorcycle safety

Markia was a 35 year old small business owner and devoted single mother to her son, Malik. She loved spending time with her son, fishing, camping, and riding her motorcycle. Markia was killed in a traffic crash with a vehicle while riding her motorcycle in Madison County.

Motorcycle Safety - "Markia"

Motorcycle Safety - "Markia"

motorcycle safety

Markia was a 35 year old small business owner and devoted single mother to her son, Malik. She loved spending time with her son, fishing, camping, and riding her motorcycle. Markia was killed in a traffic crash with a vehicle while riding her motorcycle in Madison County.

Seatbelts - "Brooklyn"

Seatbelts

This is Brooklyn. Brooklyn was killed in a traffic crash on Interstate 74 in Peoria County, Illinois. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Brooklyn was 16 years old. Wearing your seatbelt is the law, even in the backseat. And, it's your best defense in a crash. So, please drive and ride responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death.

work zone safety

Dennis was a 38-year old construction worker from Pocahontas, Illinois. He was a father of three who loved hunting and being outdoors. Dennis was killed in a vehicle crash while doing a striping job in St. Clair County.

In 2017, there were 4,373 crashes in Illinois Work Zones. These are nearly 100% avoidable. We're all responsible. You can make a difference by simply paying attention.

Work Zone Safety - "Dennis"

Work Zone Safety - "Dennis"

work zone safety

Dennis was a 38-year old construction worker from Pocahontas, Illinois. He was a father of three who loved hunting and being outdoors. Dennis was killed in a vehicle crash while doing a striping job in St. Clair County.

In 2017, there were 4,373 crashes in Illinois Work Zones. These are nearly 100% avoidable. We're all responsible. You can make a difference by simply paying attention.

Distracted Driving - "Emma"

Distracted Driving

Emma was an 18-year old from Mt. Vernon, IL. She was a college student at SIU Edwardsville. Emma was killed in a traffic crash involving a distracted and impaired driver on I-57 in Jefferson County.

Distracted Driving is killing innocent people everyday on Illinois roads, making conditions unsafe for everyone. No text, no call, no distraction is worth it. Please, drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Jesse was a 67-year old caring and loving family man who had a pilot’s license and loved playing guitar and storytelling. Jesse was killed in a vehicle/bicycle collision while bicycling in Cook County, Illinois.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all need to pay more attention while driving, especially at crosswalks, school zones and in other high traffic areas. It’s up to all of us to make a difference.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety - "Jesse"

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety - "Jesse"

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Jesse was a 67-year old caring and loving family man who had a pilot’s license and loved playing guitar and storytelling. Jesse was killed in a vehicle/bicycle collision while bicycling in Cook County, Illinois.

Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists all need to pay more attention while driving, especially at crosswalks, school zones and in other high traffic areas. It’s up to all of us to make a difference.

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