Illinois

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Illinois. For more information, consult the State Highway Safety Office.

As Drivers Return to the Roadways, Seven States Receive Grants to Stop High Risk Impaired Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2020

CONTACT: Adrian Nicholas, 202-580-7934, anicholas@ghsa.org

GHSA & Responsibility.org to Award $245,000 in Highway Safety Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding grants to help states keep Americans safe from the most dangerous impaired drivers.

Lyft Grant Results: Illinois

As the recipient of a grant from GHSA and ride-hailing company Lyft to prevent impaired driving during the 2019 holiday season, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) used $20,000 in Lyft ride credits to provide safe and sober travel options in Sangamon County — the home of Illinois’ capital, Springfield.

After Scandal, IL Lawmakers Say They Can Ban Red Light Cams — Here's Why They Shouldn't

Sadly, recent local scandals associated with red light camera programs, which have been proven to reduce serious and fatal crashes in cities across the country, including Chicago, are giving Springfield politicians ammunition for a statewide ban on the technology.

After Scandal, IL Lawmakers Say They Can Ban Red Light Cams — Here's Why They Shouldn't

Story by John Greenfield
February 7, 2020

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