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Fair Exhibit Pays Tribute to Road Workers Killed

Fair Exhibit Pays Tribute to Road Workers Killed

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A traveling exhibit pays tribute to those killed in work zone accidents.

The National Work Zone Memorial Wall also reminds you – slow down and pay attention.

The wall, created by the American Traffic Safety Services Association, has been in existence sine 2002 and now has 1,394 names. And most of the accident victims are not the workers.

“At least ninety percent of our fatalities in work zones are motorists,” says Priscilla Tobias, state safety engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. “The motorists are killing themselves.”

Tobias says so far, the 2014 work zone death toll in the state is fifteen – only one of them a worker.

The exhibit is in the State Fair Grandstand and was unveiled Friday.

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