Buckling up during holiday travel
DECATUR, Ill. (WICS) —
The season of holiday travel is here.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police, and Springfield police want you to get to your family safe.
It's as easy as using your seat belt.
They said hearing that click before you shift gears could be all it takes to save your life.
"More motorist means more crashes,” Sergeant Kris Rhodes with the Springfield police said, “More crashes and more risky behaviors lead to more danger for everyone."
54 percent of people killed in traffic accidents last year were not wearing their seatbelts.