Truck drivers deal with dangerous 4 wheelers every day on America’s highways. Young people who text, other distracted drivers, failing equipment and more – truckers are in more danger on our highways than ever before. Illinois is stepping up to help curtail the danger. But is the law enforceable? Illinois lawmakers think so and are nearing passage for a new bill aimed at speeders.
Intended to reduce instances of reckless driving on Illinois roadways, state law now prohibits judges from issuing court supervision to anyone found guilty of driving at least 40 mph in excess of the speed limit. Exceeding the speed limit by 40 mph could result in a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Supervisions allow speeders to pay a fine and, in some instances, attend traffic school to avoid having violations added to their driving record.
The House voted 92-11 to advance a bill, dubbed Julie’s Law, to the governor to take the option of court supervision away from drivers who break the posted speed limit by more than 25 mph on local roads and 30 mph on highways.