Student leaders of Curie Metropolitan High School sent a personal message to Mayor Daley during the Active Trans Annual Member Meeting – help pass Illinois legislation HB 43, also known as the Must Stop for Pedestrians Bill.
More than 6,000 pedestrians are hit by cars in Illinois each year. These crashes lead to more than 1,000 serious pedestrian injuries and 170 pedestrian fatalities.
A pedestrian is killed every other day in Illinois (every week in Chicago) and a child pedestrian is killed every week.
Students and families at Curie High School have experienced firsthand the dangers that pedestrians face, as they described to Mayor Daley how their classmate William was struck this year while crossing the intersection of Archer and Pulaski.