SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Hoan Huynh, D-Chicago, is working to reduce traffic fatalities by passing a new measure to review and reform state road rules with an eye toward safety.

“Every year, countless people have lost their lives because of inadequate protections governing the rules of the road,” said Huynh. “It is always the right time to do the right thing and make changes that save lives.”

Huynh’s House Bill 2131 will create a Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force to examine speeding laws to reduce traffic deaths with zero as an end goal. The task force will include members from state transportation agencies such as the Secretary of State’s office and Department of Transportation. In addition, members from bicycle and motorcycle organizations will also participate. After the taskforce’s dissolution, its members will present a report to the General Assembly before Jan. 1, 2025.

The bill was approved by both the House and Senate, and now awaits final approval by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

“In our highly urbanized community, bike lanes are a necessity. Despite this, it isn’t rare to see drivers using bicycle lanes leading to traffic accidents and deaths,” said Huynh. “I am proud to see this legislation continue to move forward, and I am excited to see Gov. Pritzker sign it into law.”

Rep. Hoan HuynhRep. Hoan Huynh

13th District

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