Road Safety

Lake County Road Safety


Don't compete. Share the street.

  • 16% of all traffic fatalities are pedestrian and bicyclist related.
Pedestrian
  • 65,000 pedestrians are injured in roadway crashes annually.
  • 45 non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries in Lake County in 2015.

Drive Safe

  • Eliminate distractions while driving, such as putting away your phone and keeping your eyes on the road.
No Distractions
  • Keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians and bicyclists; safety is a two-way street!
  • Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and give them plenty of room to cross the street.
  • Obey the speed limit, especially in areas with bicyclists and high foot traffic.
  • Cross the streets at crosswalks or intersections whenever possible; Designated crossing sections are where drivers are expecting you to cross.
Crossing Streets
  • Walk on sidewalks and obey the signs and signals of the roads.
  • Even though you aren’t in a car, keep your eyes and ears on the streets. Safety is your responsibility too.
  • Be visible to the drivers as much as possible by wearing bright and reflective clothing.

The Safety Task Force

Making sure that Lake County roads, bridges and bike paths are safe for the traveling public is the top priority of the Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT), local government agencies and police departments. Together we have formed a multi-jurisdictional Safety Task Force to look for opportunities to enhance safety for Lake County residents.

The Safety Task Force consists of local officials, engineers, law enforcement officials, and advocacy groups who can look at high crash areas, and driver behavior, from different professional standpoints.

The engineers can look at a location and determine
if there are signage, lighting, or other changes that can be implemented to make it safer, while police officers can look at the same location and determine if there are traffic safety enforcement strategies that
can be implemented to address the issue.

Public education and outreach is another key factor in this effort to keep safety in the minds of all road users.

Puzzle Piece

The final piece in the safety puzzle is… YOU.

As a road user, whether you are in a vehicle, on a bike, or walking or running along the sidewalk or bike path, there are decisions you make and actions you take that have an impact on the safety of everyone around you.

Representatives from the Safety Task Force are willing to come and speak to your friends, coworkers, schools, and groups.