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Lake County Sheriff’s deputies issued a total of 89 speeding citations within 24 hours, beginning July 27, during a Speed Awareness Traffic Safety Campaign. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement. In Illinois during 2014, speed was the reason for 32.4% of all traffic fatalities. That’s 348 deaths for the year, or one life every 25 hours. Lives can be saved by adhering to speed limits and understanding how speeding impacts a crash.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Motorists need to be aware of their speed and ensure they are always traveling within the posted speed limit.” Undersheriff Ray Rose added, “The Highway Patrol Division understands the dangers of speeding and continuously makes it a priority to enforce the speed limit. In fact, last year speeding and illegal cell phone citations represented 90% of moving violations and are a deadly combination. I urge motorists to slow down, drop it and drive and stay alive.”