Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Number Of Illinois Traffic Deaths Disturbing

Illinois is on pace to cross a terrible milestone for the first time since 2008, HOI-19 reports.

Safety and insurance industry experts said traffic deaths in the state this year are expected to pass 1,000. 629 people have died so far this year, which is up 50 from the same time last year.

Much of the rising toll has been on rural interstates, according to Itasca-based National Safety Council statistics manager Ken Kolosh.

Last year there were a total of 998 road fatalities. For 2016, experts have said several factors have led to the increase in traffic-related deaths. Among those factors are higher speeds, more miles being driven and an increase in the number of younger drivers.

Information provided by WEEK HOI-19

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