State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) has thrown his support behind a new law aimed at eradicating traffic fatalities in Illinois. The recently approved legislation mandates the formation of the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force under the guidance of the Secretary of Transportation.
Comprising representatives from various entities such as the Illinois State Police, Department of Transportation, Department of Public Health, local governments, bicycle safety organizations, and transportation advocacy groups, the task force is set to tackle the critical issue of traffic-related deaths across the state.
Expressing his support for the bill, Rep. Rosenthal said "I'm extremely happy to sponsor HB2131 and provide my support to all members of the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force. This commitment to reducing traffic fatalities across our communities is what makes Illinois a leader in addressing public safety."
The legislation requires the Secretary of Transportation to furnish a comprehensive report outlining key areas for improvement. These include the establishment of speed limits, policies for reducing speed limits on local streets, and the enhancement of safety measures for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.