SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is sponsoring legislation requiring a study of traffic conditions following the death of a pedestrian.
“With the rise of distracted driving, we must ensure our roadways protect pedestrians,” Moylan said. “We must do everything we can to protect our pedestrians, including our elderly neighbors and our children walking to school.”
Moylan is sponsoring Senate Bill 1200, which would require the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to study the traffic flow on the intersections of state highways following a pedestrian fatality. IDOT would review how traffic flow, intersection design, traffic control devices or other improvements could have prevented the accident or reduced future risk. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Illinois had a 19% increase in pedestrian road fatalities from 2017 to 2018.
“Just as drivers and passengers, pedestrians deserve safety and security traveling from point to point,” Moylan said. “We must design our infrastructure to serve everyone utilizing our roadways and pathways and allow everyone to arrive at their destination safe and sound.”
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200-3S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
24 S. Des Plaines River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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