Losing a family member in a car accident
The statistics in Illinois are frightening. As of only February 12, 2013, the date of this posting, there have been more car accident fatalities in Illinois than there were at the same time last year. Also, more people lost their lives in car crashes in 2012 than did in 2011 in this state.
There are some steps you can take that may save your life or the life of a loved one. Statistics gathered by the Illinois Department of Transportation show that approximately a quarter of the fatal crashes in Illinois since the beginning of the year happened when someone was either not wearing a seat-belt or was improperly restrained.
Make it a point to wear your seat-belt and make sure, if you're a driver, to have your passengers wear seat-belts too. When it comes to children, this couldn't be more important. Make sure that all children riding in your car are properly restrained and that any car seats are correctly secured; it may save a life.