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Rolling Meadows construction zone speeding defense lawyerTraffic laws were put into place for a reason - to keep everyone safe while they are in and around motor vehicles. When someone violates these traffic laws, it can be dangerous for everyone involved, but if they violate traffic laws when driving through a work zone, the results can be deadly. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 6,741 crashes in Illinois work zones in 2016. In those accidents, 765 people were killed, and around 1,893 people were injured. 

Construction zones usually mean that there are more people near the road working, but drivers are actually more likely to become victims of construction zone crashes than workers. Illinois has some of the strictest construction zone traffic laws in the country, so it is important that you follow the rules for the sake of yourself and others.

1. Vehicle Occupants Are More Likely to Be Victims in Construction Zone Accidents

From 2013 to 2017, there were a total of 177 work zone accident fatalities in Illinois. Contrary to what you might think, the majority of those fatalities were not construction workers. In fact, only six workers were killed in construction zone collisions, meaning the other 171 deaths were drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or bicyclists.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_337245230.jpgIt is likely that anyone who has driven in Illinois at one time or another looked into the rearview mirror and saw the flashing lights of a police car. If you have the habit of driving in excess of the speed limit, there may be a time when police will pull you over and write you a citation. In an effort to catch more speeding drivers and make the roads safer, police use a variety of tools and techniques to help them identify those violating posted speed limits.

Work-Zone Speeding

  • Police have increased their efforts in construction zones in an effort to protect the safety of workers.
  • Deployment of highly-visible photo enforcement vans plays a dual role in combating speeders. These tools help law enforcement identify speeding vehicles for issuing tickets, and the high visibility of such a van encourages others to slow down in construction zones.
  • The Illinois State Police are using federal grant money to hire more officers to help monitor construction zones. They feel the mere presence of a patrol vehicle often provides the necessary incentive for most drivers to slow down.

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