In this video produced as a part of the Safe Roads Illinois campaign designed to keep trucks out of Will County, a local man goes on camera to make bold claims about how truck drivers are willing to sacrifice safety for profit.
The video description claims that Will County residents are paying “the ultimate price” for the actions of truck drivers.
Read the full video description below:
“WE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUR ROADS
Overwhelming truck traffic resulting from the unplanned, overdevelopment of intermodal facilities and warehouses in Will County is overrunning our community, creating dangerous conditions and taking lives.
While we support jobs and commerce, we are paying the ultimate price when truckers:
Run red lights and cut off drivers
Speed, tailgate and slam on the brakes
Crash through railroad crossing safety gates
Ignore signs and drive in our neighborhoods
Disregard weight limits and vehicle safety regulations
Disobey law enforcement
As a concerned resident of Will County, I ask you to:
Make truckers pay for blatant disregard of the law
Hold developers accountable for their actions and impacts
Coordinate enforcement of truck traffic
Toughen commercial driver licensing, regulations and penalties
Please join us in taking back our roads.”
Safe Roads IL