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The Lombard Police Department will be recognizing Illinois Speed Awareness Day July 26, 2017. Lombard is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement.
In Illinois during 2015, speed was the reason for 34.2% of all fatal crashes. That’s 369 deaths for the year, or one life every 23.7 hours. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash.
In residential areas, speeding can have the following consequences:
Let’s all do our part 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. If you would like more information about Illinois Speed Awareness Day, please visit www.illinoisspeedawarenessday.org.