The Trend Of Declining Impaired Driving Motor Vehicle Fatalities In Illinois

On December 22, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) issued a news release titled “Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities On The Decline in Illinois.”  This release discusses the reduction of alcohol-impaired motor vehicle fatalities in Illinois from 2006 through 2010.

As seen in the release, in 2006 there were 446 “Impaired Driving Motor Vehicle Fatalities,” comprising 36 percent of total motor vehicle fatalities.  Each year, from 2006-2010, there has been a reduction in such fatalities; in 2010, there were 298.

An excerpt from the news release:

“The reduction in impaired driving fatalities is due in large part to the team cooperation and dedication of IDOT, the Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement officers along with motorists who consistently comply with Illinois’ traffic safety laws,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider. “Even with these improvements, impaired drivers continue to wreak havoc and cause serious crashes and injuries on our roadways. This holiday season, the enforcement mobilization will continue to crack down on law violators and boost safety across the state.”


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