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In Illinois, the percent of alcohol-related fatalities has declined from 57 percent in 1982 to 43 percent in 2005.
 
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Forty-five percent of fatal crashes involved alcohol. For fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3:00 a.m., 84 percent involved alcohol.
 
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Child safety professionals observed high levels of misuse of child restraint systems. A study showed 79.5 percent of seats inspected had one or more forms of misuse.
 
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Children in rear-facing child safety seats should not be placed in the front seat of cars with passenger air bags. The impact of a deploying air bag on a rear-facing child seat could injure the child.
 
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Motorcycle helmets provide the best protection from head injury for motorcyclists involved in traffic crashes. Head injury is a leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes.
Source: Traffic Safety Facts, 2005 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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