(KFVS) - Illinois State Police Captain Thomas Stehley, District 13 Commander, is reminding drivers to avoid the Fatal Four in an effort to reduce the increasing number of deadly traffic crashes.
ISP calls the most common traffic violations the Fatal Four. They include speeding, driving under the influence, not wearing seat belts and distracted driving.
The National Safety Council reports traffic deaths are up 11 percent nation-wide in the first four months of 2012. ISP says Illinois is also seeing an increase in motor-vehicle deaths.
“I would rather see more voluntary compliance from the motoring public than hand out more citations,” said Captain Stehley. “We all need to do our part to prevent fatal traffic crashes. We need to buckle up, slow down, refrain from driving distracted and always remember never drive intoxicated."