Representatives from IDOT believe using highway signs to raise public awareness about fatal accidents on Illinois roads likely helped encourage safer driving habits overall during the second half of 2012.
The good news is that crash fatalities declined, though not much, on Illinois roads in the second half of 2012. The bad news is accident fatalities increased 4 percent from 2011 according to data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
Representatives from IDOT say the decline in crash fatalities in the second half of 2012 are due to the state of Illinois running a tally of the amount of deaths on highway message boards. These representatives from IDOT believe using highway signs to raise public awareness about fatal accidents on Illinois roads likely helped encourage safer driving habits overall during the second half of 2012. If these contentions are true, I applaud the state. I am for anything that makes the roads of Illinois safer for my family, friends and the public in general. Regardless, Illinois roads are still quite dangerous.
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