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Provisional data shows that this year, 376 people have lost their lives on Illinois highways between the first of the year and the end of May. Please watch this video to see the real impact crashes have, and to see how you can help us reach our goal of zero fatalities.

 It has been a deadly year on Illinois roads.

We put this video together as part of an effort to bring awareness to the rising number of traffic fatalities in Illinois. The information in the video applies to anyone though, so regardless of where you live, please take a look if you have a few minutes. Thank you.

2011 National Work Zone Awareness Week

Please slow down, eliminate all distractions, and use extreme caution while driving through work zones.

From today’s IDOT news release:

 ‘The 2011 construction season marks the second year distracted driving laws went into effect in Illinois. The distracted driving law prohibits the use of hand-held wireless telephones for all drivers, regardless of age, while operating a vehicle in a school or construction zone. In addition, the use of electronic communications devices or any other electronic device, to text, e-mail, compose, read or send electronic messages or access internet sites while driving a motor vehicle at any time is prohibited.’