Expressway shootings are
• Illinois State Police data showed that 19 shootings were reported
in 2014 and 16 were reported in 2013.
• In total, there have been 41 shootings on Chicago-area expressways so
far this year. That's compared to 39 total shootings on expressways in
Why so many shootings?
• People on the road are defenseless — unable to detect or focus
on approaching trouble because they're already focused on
• Shootings can be random.
• Gang violence can spill onto expressways.
• A semi driver was shot in the
face and seriously wounded as
he drove north on the Dan Ryan
Expressway near Chicago’s 95th
• May 19, 2016.
• Two people were shot on the
the inbound lanes of Interstate
290 in Chicago.
• The driver was shot five times.
The passenger was grazed.
• August 13, 2016.
• 2 Dead, 1 Wounded in
Separate Shootings on
• Illinois State Police said the
shooting happened just after
noon Thursday on Interstate
290 in the eastbound lanes
near the exit ramp to Central
• Just before 6 a.m., ISP
officers responded to reports
of shots being fired in
the westbound lanes of I-290
near Laramie Avenue,
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• Bullet-resistant film keeps broken glass from flying
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• It’s not as effective as bullet-proof glass, but it’s much
safer than regular windows.
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increasing your privacy and holding broken glass together.
• They increase the amount of time and effort it takes thieves to enter your
vehicle, deterring property crime.
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Preventing violence against
taxi and for-hire drivers
• Taxi drivers are over 20
times more likely to be
murdered on the job than
• Working conditions can
be safer if employers and
drivers recognize hazards
and use proven measures
to prevent violent
Reducing risks that may
lead to violence
Taxi drivers face many of the same risk factors as other workers in
potentially violent occupations.
• These include working:
o With cash (making them targets for robbery).
o Alone and in isolated areas.
o At night and in poorly lit settings.
o In high-crime areas.
o With people under the influence of alcohol.
Reducing risks requires employers and/or taxi drivers to assess their
potential hazards and ways to reduce them, like:
o Barriers – bullet-resistant glass between drivers and passengers prevent
robberies, injuries and death.
o Security cameras – discourage violent behavior and aides in identifying
passengers, if an assault does occur.
o Credit card payments – limiting cash in the taxi discourages robberies.
responsibilities and worker
Employers are responsible for taking measures to protect the
health and safety of their workers.
• Section 5(a)(1)provides that “Each employer shall furnish to
each of his employees employment and a place of employment
which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or
likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his
employees” [29 U.S.C. 654(a)(1)].
It is the duty of drivers to follow proper safety procedures.
For more information: Worker Rights Section 11(c)(1) [29 U.S.C.
Safely driving through a
Determine if a neighborhood is dangerous:
• Condition of the neighborhood: run down, unkempt buildings, weeds
growing everywhere, broken windows.
• Government owned property: broken or missing street signs, lamp posts
and fire hydrants.
When traveling through a dangerous neighborhood, keep the
following tips in mind:
• Try to plan your route to avoid possible bad neighborhoods. Waze, a
traffic and navigation app, lets you avoid crime hotspots.
• Secure your car by locking your doors and rolling up windows.
• Don't stop. Travel through the neighborhood. Don't stop to ask for
directions or stop at a convenience store. Just keep going.
What to do if stopped in a
If your car breaks down or if you get stopped or attacked
while in a dangerous neighborhood, follow these tips:
• Do what the criminal says. If you want to keep you and your
family safe, comply with whatever the criminal says. Most
times they just want your possessions, which can be
• Get their physical description. Race, height, weight, hair, and
eye color are all helpful information for law enforcement.
Clothing and facial hair are good too, but those can be
• Seek help. You are more likely to find help inside of a
business than someone out on the street. Go inside of a
business and ask to call the local authorities.