Every life is important and the loss of life is a tragedy that we at IDOT feel deep sympathy for. Our goal is to take efforts to bring increased awareness of actions that can be taken to keep these preventable crashes from occurring in the future. IDOT has established various memorial programs to make sure that that the individuals are not forgotten.
DUI Sign Memorial Program
The DUI Memorial Sign program was established to memorialize deceased victims of crashes caused by drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol, or other drug or intoxicating compounds, as well as to raise public awareness of the consequences of driving while impaired. To learn more about this program, as well as IDOT's other signing programs, please visit the Special Sign Programs webpage.
IDOT Employee Memorial
IDOT honors those who have died in the line of duty. A memorial was created not only to them, but as a reminder to all, that driving is not a right, it is a privilege. With privilege comes responsibility to others. Please take a moment to view IDOT’s Highway Employee Memorial page.
Daily Fatality Number
The traveling public is one of our largest and important safety partners in the efforts to eliminate traffic related fatalities and serious injuries in Illinois. Everyone can do their part to drive zero fatalities to a reality. IDOT displays the current fatality number on dynamic message signs and on its website to bring awareness to the number of lives lost on Illinois roadways. A key safety message tied to emphasis areas in the Illinois SHSP is displayed along with the daily fatality number.