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2018 Illinois Speed Awareness Day Campaign

Press Release

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Eric J. Guenther
Chief of Police
847-968-3775

For Immediate Release

Mundelein Police Join Forces with Agencies Statewide for 2018 Illinois Speed Awareness Day Campaign

Mundelein, IL – 07/12/18 - During Illinois Speed Awareness Day on July 25th, the Mundelein Police Department is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement. During 2016, speed was the reason for 34.2% of all fatal crashes in Illinois. That’s 369 deaths for the year or one life every 23.7 hours. These lives could have been easily saved just by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash.

In residential areas, speeding can have the following consequences:

  • When a pedestrian is hit by a car at 20 MPH there is a 10% likelihood of being killed, at a speed of 30 MPH the percentage increases to a 50% likelihood of being killed.
  • The higher the speed at impact, the more severe the injuries sustained.
  • 37% of speed-related crashes result in injuries.
  • When speeding there is a greater chance that other road users will misjudge how fast you are traveling.
  • Speeding extends the distance required to stop a vehicle in emergency situations.
  • Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to safely navigate around curves or objects in the roadway.

The Mundelein Police Department encourages all residents to do their part to stay safe by taking a proactive approach to prevent fatalities and reduce injuries on the roadways by being aware of our speed and obeying the speed limit signs ALL the time.  For more information about Illinois Speed Awareness Day, please visit www.illinoisspeedawarenessday.org.

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