“Wrong-Way Driver” accidents continue to be a substantial traffic safety issue nationally. These crashes often result in “head-on” collisions that cause serious injuries to all vehicle occupants involved. Often, vehicle occupants are pronounced dead at the accident scene.
On this site, many “Wrong-Way Driver” accidents that have occurred in Illinois have been summarized. These summaries, in which injuries and fatalities have occurred, are found in the “Wrong-Way Drivers” category.
There have been many efforts to try to reduce these accidents that result when drivers travel in the wrong direction. Installation of signs alerting drivers that they are traveling in the wrong direction has been one such effort.