Police might not have scelerophobia (fear of crime) or telephonophobia (fear of talking on the phone), but there is one big fear that the Illinois State Police are sharing on National Face Your Fears Day.
“Do you know what our biggest fear is? Having to tell one of your loved ones you’ve perished in a traffic crash because of a bad choice,” Illinois State Police District 13 posted to their Facebook page Tuesday.
The post is accompanied by a video reminding drivers to use seat belts and avoid impaired driving, distracted driving and speeding.
District 13 includes Franklin and Randolph counties. Police plan to implement a crash-reduction initiative along Interstate 57, and the department is promising a “strong ISP presence” on the highway from Illinois 24 to Interstate 64 on Tuesday.
State Police in District 11, which includes St. Clair and Madison counties, have had a photo enforcement vehicle in the construction zone along Illinois 15 at Illinois 157. The district’s “daily winner for the highest speed attained” in the 35 mph construction zone was 83 mph on Sept. 27, its Facebook page shows.