Friday, Dec. 22

City of Lincoln joins call to citizens to stop 43% of deadly Illinois crashes

December declared National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month          Send a link to a friend

[DEC. 22, 2006]  The families of 1,361 of people face the holidays for the first time without one of their loved ones because they died in an impaired-driver motor vehicle crash in Illinois this year.

Alcohol was a factor in approaching half (43 percent) of the deadly crashes in Illinois in 2005.

The holidays represent the highest incidence of impaired driving and crashes.

As such, Mayor Beth Davis and the Lincoln City Council join the Illinois Department of Transportation and all law enforcement agencies in the state and the nation in improving awareness of the impact that driving under the influence has on public safety.

Citizens, hospitals, schools and institutions are asked to provide awareness of the incidence of impaired driving.

A proclamation recognizes that it is a sad time of the year for the families who have lost a loved one because of an impaired-driver crash.

[Jan Youngquist]


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