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Illinois gets high marks on traffic safety
4:46 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Illinois Ranks First In Highway Safety, Helmet Laws Aside

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  Illinois ranks first in a nationwide study surveying traffic safety laws. The new report card by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety gave Illinois’ collection of traffic laws a very high grade with just one caveat: llinois does not require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet.

Jackie Gillan, president of the lobbying group, says this is the biggest factor precluding Illinois from a higher grade.

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