Category Archives: SPEEDING & TRAFFIC OFFENSES

New laws taking effect January 1, 2017

Well, our State government may be financially challenged, but it is definitely not challenged in passing new laws to regulate us. There are over 200 new laws taking effect on January 1, 2017. For instance: The Illinois Vehicle Code will now require you to change lanes when coming up on a car with its hazard … Continue reading New laws taking effect January 1, 2017

Talking and Driving Now Illegal In Illinois

Texting and driving has been illegal in Illinois for some time now. For those of you who like to talk and drive, be aware-or beware-that the General Assembly has passed a blanket ban on all uses of “electronic communication devices” while driving. The amended law now prohibits the use of the following devices for any … Continue reading Talking and Driving Now Illegal In Illinois

Slower Speeding to Become Potential Jail Time in Illinois

Driving 26 mph Over the Speed Limit Now a Class B Misdemeanor SPEEDERS BEWARE: Driving 26 mph in excess of the speed limit will now be a Class B misdemeanor in Illinois, effective January 1, 2014. The legislature amended the law to lower the cut-off speed from 31 mph to 26 mph. In the same … Continue reading Slower Speeding to Become Potential Jail Time in Illinois