Tag Archives: traffic safety

Don’t Be That Driver

Don't Be That Driver

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week.

What is that, you ask? Well, it’s a week set aside every year to bring attention to the importance of driving safely through highway work zones.

Why does that matter? It matters, because work zones are offices for some people. That’s right, often times they work just a few feet away from moving traffic!

That’s why it’s so important to slow down and pay attention whenever you drive through a work zone. The people who work in them want to get home to see their families, and their families want them to get home safely.

So, please, “Don’t Be That Driver”…take your foot off the gas, put your phone away and focus on the road. Thank you for doing your part to help keep work zones safe!

Have a great day.

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Graphic: Turn Around, Don't Drown.

Sadly, people are killed every year when their vehicles are carried away by floodwaters. This has happened recently, during severe flooding.

It doesn’t take much water to move your car and leave you stuck in a potentially serious, even deadly situation. So, just a friendly reminder today that you should never attempt to drive through a flooded road.

Be safe out there, everyone!

Fatalities

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.

Click It or Ticket 10 Year Anniversary

Here is today’s announcement made by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police, marking the 10 year anniversary of the Click It or Ticket program. The video is only a minute long, so take a look:

Buckle your safety belt every time you get in a vehicle. These things save lives. Period.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday, everyone.

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.’