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Illinois DOT Launches New Safety Website

The Illinois Department of Transportation launched a new website this week to provide a "one-stop shop" regarding safety information for various transportation modes and issues across the state.

The IDOT Safety Website includes information on various modes of transportation as it pertains to safety. The circular graphic on the homepage allows users to obtain that safety information by searching modes (air, bicycle, pedestrian, highways, transit, water, etc.). Clicking on the image of the truck, for example, allows users to find information on oversize and overweight permitting. Clicking on the image of the person walking, one can learn about the state's Safe Routes to School program, among other things.

The site also gives users quick access to IDOT news, much of it pertaining to safety issues.  The Frequently Asked Question page address questions regarding state work zone laws, cell phone laws, and tickets. Also available on the site is IDOT's Strategic Highway Safety Improvement Program, which provides a plan to strive toward zero fatalities across the state's highways.

The site will highlight information based on the state's current initiatives. For example, it currently highlights weather issues on the state's roadways and talks about the New Year's drunk driving and seat belt patrols that are part of IDOT's "Drive to Survive" campaign.

A video produced by IDOT highlighting all the features of the new website is available at bit.ly/IDOTsafetyvid. ​​

1/4/2013
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