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Construction Zones

  • According to the Illinois Department of Transportation,
    • On average, there are over 5,900 work zone motor vehicle crashes a year in Illinois
    • Resulting in 1,850 injuries and 27 fatalities
    • Illinois experiences an average of 3 worker fatalities in work zones each year.
  • Construction zones are high-risk areas for motorists and road workers.
  • Additional risks for drivers in construction zones are created by:
    • Lane closures
    • Narrow lanes
    • Steep drop-offs near the edge of the road
    • Construction equipment
    • Construction workers

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