A notice went out today from the Illinois State Police which informs drivers on the Musial/Veterans Bridge that troopers will be out there in force watching for distracted drivers and ready to give out tickets. "Troopers have responded to an overwhelming amount of crashes with injuries on the bridge over the last few months and hope the extra patrols will help cut down on accidents on one of the biggest travel days for college students.'
For some reason this surprised me > the overwhelming amount of crashes on that bridge. I'm so used to hearing daily reports of crashes along 270 and 64/40 that this area didn't register. And, it seems it isn't speeding causing the accidents but drivers possibly on their phones. And college students...an interesting add on to the story.