Signs Marking Fatal Accidents Planned For Cook County
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Signs marking the location of a fatal accident may soon go up around Cook County.
They’re meant to serve as a warning to would-be drunk drivers.
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Signs, purchased by the families of those killed by a driver under the influence, will include their loved one’s name and accident date, along with the words, “Please Don’t Drink And Drive.”
The memorial markers cost $150.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sees the benefit as two-fold.
It honors a loved one, and also promotes public safety.
In 2010, 80 people died in DUI accidents in Cook County.