Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two traffic safety measures Monday. Quinn said in a press release that the new laws are “common sense measures that will help all motorists in Illinois arrive at their destinations safely.”
Last year Illinois experienced one of its best years ever in traffic safety. According to the release, the state has seen two consecutive years with less than 1,000 traffic fatalities, and seatbelt usage increased by almost 30 percent (64.5 percent to nearly 93 percent) from 1998 to 2010.