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work zone safety
There are over 4,500 work zone crashes each year in Illinois. Many result in life-threatening injuries and death for workers, first responders, the drivers and their passengers, and even innocent bystanders and fellow drivers. Please, slow down and pay attention and obey all traffic laws, whether workers are present or not.
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distracted driving
Illinois averages 1,000 roadway crash fatalities a year. Distract Driving is one of the leading causes of fatal crashes. It’s illegal to operate a vehicle while using a hand-held device in Illinois. Please drive responsibly by avoiding cell phone use, pets, eating food, personal grooming, reading material, or any distraction that diverts attention from driving.
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bicycle & pedestrian safety
Bicycle and Pedestrian deaths make up approximately 15% of all Illinois roadway fatalities, averaging 150 lives lost per year. Cyclist and pedestrian safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please, slow down and pay attention and obey all traffic laws, especially at cross walks, intersections, school zones and near bike paths. Look twice, save a life.
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motorcycle safety
Motorcycles are on Illinois roadways far less time a year than vehicles and there are fewer Motorcycles registered in Illinois than there are passenger vehicles. However, fatalities from Motorcycle and Motorcycle/Vehicle crashes make up approximately 15% of Illinois roadway fatalities. Cyclist safety is the responsibilities of the operators and all other drivers. Pay attention, don’t speed, and obey all traffic laws. Citizens can help by keeping their lawn trimmings off of the roadways. Start Seeing Motorcycles.
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drive sober or get pulled over
In Illinois, Approximately 300 deaths occur each year in fatal crashes involving an impaired, buzzed or high driver. It is illegal for any person to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol level) of 0.08% or higher, if the person is 21 years old or older or a BAC of 0.01% or higher, if the person is under 21 years old. Driving impaired can result in large fines, loss of driving privileges, incarceration, injury and death. If you drink or are impaired, please don’t drive. It really is a matter of life or death.
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click it or ticket
Wearing your safety belt is the single best way to defend yourself in the event of a crash. Illinois law requires all drivers and passengers, including those in the backseat, infants and pets, to be restrained. Studies show, 4 out of 5 people ejected in a crash die from their injuries. With Illinois averaging 1,000 roadway crash fatalities a year it’s important to pay attention, obey all traffic laws and to always buckle up.
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• illinois roadway fatalities •

718 dead on

illinois roadways
Number Accurate as of September 1, 2021
The news is everywhere. 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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