Heads Up – This Is Harsh!

Illinois will begin using photo radar in freeway work zones starting in July.

Beginning in July the State of Illinois will use 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, but the SECOND offense will cost $ 1000.00 and comes with a 90-Day suspension.

Drivers will also receive demerit points against their license, which allows insurance companies to raise their rates.

This represents the harshest penalty structure yet for a city or state using PHOTO enforcements. The State will begin with FIVE camera vans issuing tickets in work zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH.

Photographs of both the Driver’s face and License plate are taken.

Pass this on to everyone you know.

For more info: http://www.dot.state.il.us/press/r062409.html
Thanks for this tip to:

Ramesh Kanapareddy, P.E., CFM
City Surveyor & Engineer
The City of Lake Forest
800 North Field Drive
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Ph: 847-810-3552
Fx: 847-615-4383


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