As of January 1, 2012, all occupants of a vehicle must wear a seat belt in every seat inside the vehicle.
On December 5, 2012, members of the Rock Island High School OPERATION TEEN SAFE DRIVING committee sponsored by the KEY CLUB conducted a hidden survey of traffic on 25th Avenue. The survey took place between the hours of 0730 am to 0830 am. They observed 161 vehicles travelling on 25th avenue during that hour.
They observed: 85 drivers not wearing a seat belt
49 front seat passengers not wearing a seat belt
10 rear seat passengers not wearing a seat belt
The team also observed multiple drivers using a electronic device while driving. They observed both students and parents using their phones. Rock Island High School has several street signs reminding drivers not to use cellular phones in the school zone.
Facts from the Illinois Department of Transportation
2010 17 injuries caused by traffic crashes (required medical attention)
1 death caused by traffic crash
2011 17 injuries caused by traffic crashes (required medical attention)
2012 3 injuries cause by traffic crashes (as of September 6, 2012) (required medical attention)
No deaths (as of September 6, 2012)
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