Illinois Car Crash Facts & Statistics
The State of Illinois produces a statistical finding of the traffic crashes in the state. In 2012, the last reported full year, fatal injuries were down to 5-year average, but still remained under a 1,000 for the fourth consecutive year. Illinois has more than 140,000 miles of roads and streets. It is the fifth busiest interstate highway system in the United States. In 2012, a total of 956 deaths resulted from motor vehicle crashes on Illinois highways and roadways.
Illinois publishes a report called the Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics that represents Illinois’ traffic history and safety related legislation passed in recent times.
In 2012, there were 76,352 crashes reported for which damage to any one person’s property totaled $500 to $1,500. The 2012 crash facts contain information on crashes by roadway, type of collision, work zone crashes, large truck crashes, injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists, train crashes and motor vehicle fatalities for a 10-year period. The report includes many other important details involving different vehicles and types of crashes on Illinois roadways. The report has total crashes by counties. In Cook County, the state’s most populated; there were 131,400 crashes, 252 of which were fatal. There were 26,624 injuries reported in Cook County in crashes in 2012.
Each calendar year, the Illinois Department of Transportation files a traffic safety report about Illinois crashes. The report is very comprehensive and it includes data regarding seatbelt usage and impaired driving statistics. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that the use of seatbelts, along with abandoning the use of distracted driving caused by using cell phones for telephone use or texting has a high level of affect in reducing motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths.
Of the 274,111 crashes involving motor vehicles in Illinois in 2012, injuries accounted for 22% of those or 60,252. One percent of all the crashes involved a fatality. That would amount to 956 deaths statewide in Illinois. In fact, the report found that in 2012 there were 751 traffic crashes on average per day. Two persons were killed per day in traffic crashes in 2012. Much can be done to reduce the number of traffic accidents, car, bus, truck and motorcycle crashes and Illinois traffic fatalities in the coming years.
More information could be found by visiting the Illinois Department of Transportation website.
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