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Hanover Park Police Department
Wednesday July 26th, 2017 :: 07:47 a.m. CDT


Today is Speed Awareness Day. Watch your speed - THE POLICE ARE!

Today, July 26, 2017 is Speed Awareness Day in Illinois. Today local and state police officers are dedicating their efforts to remind and enforce speeding laws. Following are a few facts regarding speeding:

- Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway.
- Speeding extends the distance required to stop a vehicle in emergency situations.
- Crash severity increases with the speed of the vehicle at impact.
- The effectiveness of restraint devices like air bags, seatbelts, crumple zones and side beams decline as impact speed increases.
- The probability of death, disfigurement, or debilitating injury grows with higher speed at impact. Such consequences double for every 10 mph over 50 mph that a vehicle travels.
- When a vehicle crashes it under goes a rapid change of speed. However the occupants keep moving at the vehicle’s previous speed until they are stopped-either by hitting an object or by being restrained by a safety belt or airbag.
- When speeding there is a greater chance that other road users will misjudge how fast you are traveling.

Hanover Park Police Department
2011 Lake St
Hanover Park, IL 60133

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 630-823-5500

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