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School Safety for Back to School Month: Common Crash Causes

  • Distracted/fatigued/drowsy-related fatalities represent 5% of overall fatalities and serious injuries in Illinois
  • Alcohol impaired drivers are 62% of crash fatalities
  • Drug impaired drivers are 38% of crash fatalities
  • Seat belts not used at the time of crashed accounted for 85% of all unrestrained occupant fatalities and serious injuries
  • 29% of the intersection-related fatalities and serious injuries occurred at night
  • Speeding and aggressive-driver-related fatalities and serious injuries represent 21% of overall fatalities and serious injuries in Illinois