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St. Charles speeding traffic violation attorney

In today’s society, everyone is busy, often juggling work, school, family, and social obligations. Being overcommitted can lead someone to drive from place to place in a hurry. However, speeding endangers everyone on the road and can lead to tickets for traffic violations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, speeding killed 9,717 people, accounting for 26 percent of all traffic fatalities that year. Throughout the country, signs are posted along the roadway alerting drivers as to how fast they can drive. The speed limit has been set for a reason, and the only time drivers can exceed that limit is in emergency situations. Speed limits are put in place to protect the safety of everyone on the road. If they are not followed, a motorist can face serious penalties. 

Speed Limits Are Posted for Safety Reasons

All Illinois drivers are expected to know the speed limits for each type of road and obey the rules of the road while traveling. Speed limits vary depending on the location as shown below:

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violating-special-speed-limitsIn Illinois, speeding in construction zones or near schools can have serious consequences for drivers. A new bill, recently signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner, amends the Illinois Vehicle Code in regards to speeding and court supervision. The new law enhances penalties for violating these types of special speed limits, but in some circumstances, allows violators to complete a court supervision program in order to keep the violation off of their driving records.

House Bill 1453

House Bill 1453, the amendment to Illinois’s speeding laws, addresses instances where special speed limits are violated. A person is guilty of aggravated speeding while passing schools or highway construction zones when he or she drives a vehicle at a speed that is:

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