While Illinois often has the dubious distinction of lagging behind its neighbors in national rankings, Illinois significantly outperformed neighboring Missouri when it comes to preventable accidents. The National Safety Council’s annual report has given the Land of Lincoln a “B” in the category, compared to an “F” for the Show-Me state, which finished dead last. Illinois was one of seven states, plus Washington D.C. to earn a “B.”
The grade includes such areas as distracted driving, prescription overdoses and falls.
In other safety areas, the council gave Illinois an “A” for both workplace and road safety and a “C” for home and community safety. Missouri again earned an “F” in each of those areas.