Preventing severe crashes on our City's streets. Data analysis and policy research help CDOT address traffic safety concerns centered around the following issues:
How CDOT Uses Data
Data analysis highlights areas across the City in need of safety upgrades.
Studying crash data reveals specific concerns within any project area and inspires safe design solutions.
Gathering field data and conducting observations to evaluate project impacts.
CDOT tracks fatal traffic crashes and safety issues across the City. Monthly fatal traffic crash reports and the datasets used by CDOT can be accessed on our Data Resources page.
Other Traffic Safety Programs
The outreach and engagement team within CDOT that conducts direct outreach and education at hundreds of public events each year, providing free learn-to-ride lessons for adults and children, teaching safe mobility skills at elementary schools, and in high school driver education modules.
CDOT's program to create flourishing public places while improving the functionality of infrastructure to support dense urban living.
Providing infrastructure improvements and enhancements that will draw people outside to an environment that is safe and inviting and to provide a system of trails connecting people to the neighborhood and the city beyond.
Red Light Camera Enforcement and Automated Speed Enforcement play an important part in the City’s ongoing efforts to improve road safety for everyone in Chicago.