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Illinois working to reduce traffic fatalities

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Posted on June 25, 2020

The Illinois Department of Transportation has launched, and is now in the second phase of, a campaign to raise awareness and help reduce statewide traffic fatalities.  The project is known as the Life or Death Illinois campaign.

It all began with the launch of a website featuring statistics of roadway fatalities in Illinois.  This year, through June 11th, there have been 370 fatalities on Illinois roads from car accidents.  In addition, the campaign highlighted educational videos and resources regarding the various ongoing campaigns of the Department of Transportation. They include Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Click It or Ticket, Work Zone Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, and Distracted Driving.

Now beginning its second phase, the Life or Death campaign will begin to highlight stories from survivors and people who have lost loved ones in fatal traffic accidents.  They will describe how the accident changed their lives, as well as how it could have been prevented.  In addition, the viewer will be able to see pictures of those who were killed, in hopes that putting a face to a name, as well as hearing how other lives were affected, will drive the traffic fatality rate in Illinois to zero.

Car accidents happen every day, even though most of them don’t have to.  If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, an attorney can help you pick up the pieces and move forward by getting you the compensation you deserve. Never sign anything after an accident without consulting an attorney first.  Contact someone immediately who can offer expert advice and guidance in order to preserve your best outcome.