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My buddy Mort sent the following warning, which you might want to heed if you're driving anywhere in Illinois this summer:

A REMINDER ... Starting on July 1st

Illinois will begin using photo radar in freeway work zones in July.
One mile per hour over the speed limit and the machine will get you a nice $375.00 ticket in the mail.

Beginning July 1st, the State of Illinois
will begin using the speed cameras in areas designated as "Work Zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by these devices will be mailed a $375.00 ticket for the FIRST offense.

The SECOND offense will cost $1,000.00 and comes with a 90-Day license suspension. Drivers will also receive demerit points against their licenses, which then allow insurance companies to raise Insurance rates.

This is the harshest penalty structure ever set for a governmental unit involving PHOTO speed enforcement. The State already has two camera vans on line issuing tickets 24/7 in work zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH.

Photos of both the Driver's face and License plate are taken.

In addition, if you do not stop completely at a right turn lane on a 4 way red light with cameras and then make a right turn, you will receive a 4 beautiful sequential pictures of your vehicle’s progress and a $100 ticket.



Maeve said...

we need some thing like that out here.

Kevin said...

The nerve of the government. Expecting people to obey the law, of all things. Sheesh.

And by the way, "complete stop" is an oxymoron.