New Law Cracks Down On Excessive Speeding


A new Illinois law cracks down on aggressive drivers; if you have a lead foot you need to ease up on the gas pedal as of January 1, 2011. The new law defines driving between 30 and 39 mph above the posted limit as excessive speeding, with a penalty of up to $1,500 in fines as well as up to six months in jail. For drivers convicted of speeding 40 mph or more above the limit, the penalties are fines up to $2,500 as well as a year in jail. For those who speed by 40 mph or more above the legal limit, court supervision will no longer be available, meaning you can’t keep it off your record by paying the fine and completing driving school. In essence, easing up on the gas pedal, will keep you out of jail.

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