The Carnage of Drunken Drivers

The number of people killed in road construction zones around Illinois has varied from year to year, but been relentless:
17 in 1999
38 in 2000
36 in 2001
31 in 2002
according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Police have been doing a fine job making DUI arrests. Legislators have been doing a fine job passing stricter laws against DUI offenders. Some judges, however, have fallen short when it comes to enforcing those laws. That deserves far more scrutiny than it has received.


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