Illinois Department of Transportation Launches Digital Safety Campaign
Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2012 – Ann Schneider, the Illinois Transportation Secretary, has launched a new safety campaign intended to reduce highway deaths throughout the state.
The program will display several important safety messages on digital message boards on state roadways and has launched an Internet and social media campaign. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there have been 561 roadway fatalities so far this year, an increase from 510 during the same time period last year.
"It is tremendously important for both the government and private individuals to do everything possible to reduce traffic fatalities," said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago car accident attorney. "If a simple safety reminder saves even one life, it’s worth it."
The IDOT also reported that there were 163 alcohol-related fatalities so far this year and 170 traffic fatalities where a safety belt was not used or was used improperly. There were 115 highway deaths in which one or more of the parties did not have a valid driver's license.
The agency has crafted its messages to target impaired driving and distracted driving in particular, hoping to create more public awareness of the need to reduce highway deaths. The IDOT stated that it believes its goal of zero traffic fatalities can become a reality.
The IDOT message boards are used primarily to communicate emergency messages such as AMBER alerts and traffic incident reports regarding lane closures, road construction or automobile accidents. Emergency messages will continue to take precedence over the current safety campaign, as well as information about travel times, weather and traffic alerts. When such messages are not required, the safety campaign's messages will appear.
The messages will include the daily highway fatality count, as well as messages intended to remind motorists to drive safely. Some messages specifically target impaired and distracted driving and some simply remind motorists to buckle up and drive safely.
Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
351 West Hubbard Street, Ste 810
Chicago, IL 60654
Facebook: Like Us!
Google Places: Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer from Briskman Briskman & Greenberg on Google Places!To learn more, contact a Chicago personal injury attorney or Chicago car accident lawyer at Briskman, Briskman & Greenberg by calling 312.222.0010 or visiting http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com.
- Marine and two others killed in wrong-way crash on interstate
Three men died in a violent wrong-way collision in Naperville, Illinois. The accident occurred around 1 a.m. on December 2 and involved two vehicles. Ali Erhaima, 32, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 in the westbound lane of Interstate 88 when a wrong-way driver crashed into him head-on. The driver, of a 2012 Toyota Camry, ...
- An Alarming Rise in Deaths Due to Car Crashes Baffles Experts
In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the rise of fatal highway car accidents.
- Parents, not just teens, are part of the distracted driving problem
In this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at the issues surrounding distracted driving, including parent and teen drivers.
- Walgreens sued after teen dies from morphine intoxication
The parents of a teenager filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Walgreens, alleging their son died of morphine intoxication due to medical negligence. Tom Steinbacher Sr. and Christine Steinbacher, as co-administrators of their son’s estate, filed the complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on April 21. They are seeking a jury trial in addition to ...
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: Chicago car accident attorney, Chicago car accident lawyer, Chicago Injury Attorney, Chicago Injury Lawyer, Chicago Personal Injury Attorney, Chicago personal injury lawyer, Chicago wrongful death attorney, Chicago wrongful death lawyer