Buckling up your safety belt is the law in Illinois that can result in substantial fines if you do not. A seatbelt provides you the best opportunity to avoid a severe injury or death in an automobile accident. Whether you drive a family sedan, sports car, or an 18-wheeler truck, local law enforcement officers will pull you over and ticket you if you are not wearing a seatbelt. This is because of the high success rate of saving thousands of American lives who followed the guidance to “Buckle Up America” and “Click it or Ticket” safety campaigns.The nationwide “Click It or Ticket” Safety Campaign was launched back in 2003 by the U.S. Department of Transportation under its National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA). While the campaign was originally targeted on all motorists across America, it especially focused on younger male drivers between 18 and 34 years of age because research revealed this demographic group rarely wears their … [Read more...] about Impact of ‘Click-it’ or Ticket Safety Campaign on Illinois Seatbelt Usage
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Traffic safety is a crucial component of transportation planning objectives when roadway developers are looking for ways to improve the driving experience to ensure everyone reaches their destination without harm. In the U.S., traffic accidents claim the lives of more than 32,000 drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians every year and leave hundreds of thousands of others injured and disabled. Because of that, safety is a major concern in roadway design, maintenance, and operation.Roadway engineers understand that there are numerous factors that affect the risk of traveling on highways, expressways, freeways, roads, and streets. This includes the type of travel, the amount of traffic, the types of vehicles, the condition of the street surface and the behavior of every driver sharing the road. Road construction developers have long used effective traffic planning strategies that focus on every risk the motorist faces. This includes distracted driving, drunk driving, poorly … [Read more...] about Improving Roadway Designs for Traffic Safety
June 19, 2018 10:35 AM SHARE Mary Fryar shares how her daughter, Ty’Asia Young, 11, had been trying to cross West Boulevard after a trip to a convenience store. The boulevard has four lanes, and there is no “island” separating traffic to give pedestrians safety. David T. Foster III i By Steve Harrison and Gavin Off [email protected] [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story Two summers ago, Mary Fryar was coming home from work to her house on West Boulevard, near Reid Park. “Even now I see the helicopters flying overhead,” she remembered. “I see the police tape.” Her middle child, Ty’Asia Young, 11, had been trying to cross West Boulevard after a trip to a convenience store. The boulevard has four lanes and no raised concrete “island” that studies have shown are safer for walkers.Ty'Asia was waiting on the double … [Read more...] about Is Charlotte spending money fairly on pedestrian safety?