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Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Safer Roads for Everyone

Yesterday, the State Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill making it a crime to drive unnecessarily close to, near or toward a bicyclist or pedestrian. A violation resulting in no injury is a misdemeanor. A violation resulting in a serious injury or death is a felony. This is a new crime and does not remove any other potential penalties. The bill will proceed to the House after the spring break in April. The new bill, once enacted, will provide a new tool for police to help keep our roads safer for all users.

See the bill here.