Data shows fatalities from alcohol-related crashes on the decline
Illinoisâ€”The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety this week released data showing a lower number of alcohol-involved, motor vehicle fatalities in Illinois. The reduction in alcohol-involved fatalities has occurred steadily since 2002, with the largest decline occurring between 2007 and 2008.
The announcement comes as the Illinois State Police join local law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois for the impaired-driving crackdown that will coincide with the Labor Day holiday.
Now through Labor Day, law enforcement throughout Illinois will be conducting more patrols designed to enforce impaired driving and safety belt laws, especially during late-night hours. For more information about the impaired driving program in Illinois, visit www.drivesoberillinois.org.