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If you plan to travel to/through Illinois soon, beware:

Subject: Illinois to start using Photo Radar in July!
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 $1000.00 and comes with a 90-Day suspension. Drivers will also receive demerit points against their license, which 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. Pass this on to everyone you know who might be affected!

For more info go to: Illinois Department of Transportation

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The info in the email seems to convey a message of cameras everywhere where as the link says just in vans...

I always drive 5mph or less over...and even that makes me nervous when I pass an LEO sitting on the side of the road or going the other way...probably going to get into a wreck as I look back to see if s/he is turning around to pull me over...

This is going to make me super nervous as I head down to the Badlands in late July...

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A local judge was interviewed about this and said that he wouldn't enforce a ticket for one mile per hour over the limit, but he would for more than five over. Didn't say exactly where he would draw the line.

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The term "Work Zone" is kind of misleading in IL, the entire freeway system is ALWAYS a work zone down there!

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Think 1984. (The book that is)
The reason it didn't happen in '1984' like George Orwell predicted is the government is at least 20 years late on EVERY PROJECT,
And at least TRIPLE the budget on any long term project!

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you vote for rascals that put in laws to make you poor, make you a criminal, and deny you your rights. Now it's time to throw out the whole lot of 'em... Or later on awaken to your awful situation.
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