Crystal Lake Police - Illinois Speed Awareness Day - July 26, 2017
Deputy Chief of Police Derek Hyrkas
The Crystal Lake Police Department Joins Forces with Agencies Statewide for the
2017 Illinois Speed Awareness Day Campaign
In 2015, excessive speed was the factor in 34.2% of the fatal crashes in Illinois, resulting in 369 deaths for the year. To put in another way, that is an average of approximately one death every single day. We can save lives if we pay attention to our speed, obey all speed limits and slow down below the posted speed limit when circumstances dictate a slower speed is necessary for safe travel.
In recognition of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police’s traffic safety initiative, Illinois Speed Awareness Day, the Crystal Lake Police Department will participate in this important event on July 26. Our efforts will focus on both education and enforcement to promote the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Some facts on speed:
• When a pedestrian is hit by a car at 20 miles per hour, there is a 10% likelihood of being killed; at a speed of 30 miles per hour, the percentage increases to 50%.
• 37% of the speed-related crashes result in injuries.
• When speeding there is a greater chance that other road users will misjudge how fast you are traveling.
If you would like more information about Illinois Speed Awareness Day, please visit www.illinoisspeedawarenessday.org