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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_633190058.jpgSmall businesses want to know for sure that the employees they hire will be trustworthy and will work hard to ensure stability for the company. Even though most employees are trustworthy and are worth keeping in the business, there are, unfortunately, far too many situations in the workplace where employee theft occurs. Theft is a serious crime that may come with unwanted consequences, and theft in the workplace could be grounds for immediate termination of employment.

Why are Small Businesses Not Reporting Employee Theft?

Small businesses do not always get law enforcement involved when an employee steals from the company. As many as 64 percent of all small businesses have experienced some type of employee theft—with only 16 percent of all incidents being reported to law enforcement.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_716607445.jpgBeing charged with aggravated speeding is very serious and may come with undesired consequences. No matter what the reason may be, it is best to adhere to the speed limit when on the roads. If caught speeding, especially if at a high rate, you may lose potential employment opportunities, driving privileges, and overall quality of life.

Enforcement of Aggravated Speeding

In order to determine the speed that each vehicle is going, law enforcement uses all types of radar devices, including hand-held radar, moving radar, pacing radar, laser speed measurement, photo speed enforcement, and air speed measurement. Since the 1990’s, laser speed measuring devices were initially used, as they could use laser light beams to bounce off a moving vehicle and determine the current speed of that vehicle.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-44.jpgThe winter is the worst time to drive over the speed limit on the roads. Depending on the weather, the roads may be snowy, wet, or icy. The best way to ensure safe travels includes starting the drive at least ten minutes earlier than usual, driving slower to avoid sliding on the roads, and being extremely cautious overall. Speeding during the winter is dangerous and can lead to severe car accidents. Although there are still thousands of speeding tickets that are being handed out each year in the state of Illinois, the rate of issued speeding tickets has decreased significantly.

How Many Speeding Tickets are Handed Out Every Year?

In Illinois, by the end of 2010 as many as over 211,000 speeding tickets were issued. Five years later, only 126,959 speeding tickets were issued, which was about a 40 percent decrease in issued speeding tickets from the previous years. By the end of September 2016, as many as about 78,000 speeding tickets were issued, and as few as slightly over 104,000 speeding tickets were expected to be issued by the end of that year. This number of issued speeding tickets is half of the amount of speeding tickets issued in 2010.

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