Illinois summit focuses on solutions to traffic safety issues (Vision Zero Watch)

The Illinois Department of Transportation has convened its first “Traffic Safety Summit: Partnering Toward Zero Deaths” to bring together agencies, public officials and community members to seek solutions to distracted driving and develop new ways to increase safety and awareness on Illinois roads.

“The number of lives lost each year due to crashes is nothing short of an epidemic,” Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn said. “No one group can tackle this alone, which is why it was is important to bring everyone together to discuss a multifaceted approach to this complex issue. This summit is just the beginning of what needs to be a statewide conversation on how to save lives.”