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How is Aggravated Speeding Detected?

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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.

How is Speeding on the Roads Dangerous?

On rural interstates, the speed limit is 65 miles per hour. On interstate highways located near or in major cities, the speed limit is 55 miles per hour. In urban or residential areas, the speed limit is typically 30 miles per hour. Driving significantly above the speed limit may pose some very serious risks, both to the speeding driver and other drivers around him or her. The safety of any person and property is greatly endangered if a driver speeds and may cause an accident, serious injury, or even death to another person.

Nearly 32 percent of all car accidents that cause deaths are due to driving above the speed limit. However, even though driving above the speed limit can affect more than one person, many speed-related car accidents affect one vehicle, and speeding was found to be one of the biggest contributing causes to car accidents in the early 1990’s. There have also been many speed-related car accidents that were caused because the person accused of speeding was driving under the influence.

Call a Downers Grove Traffic Violations Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been charged with aggravated speeding, you can count on Myers Law LLC for effective legal representation. Attorney Clarissa R.E. Myers has over 11 years of experience representing DuPage County area clients in aggravated speeding defense matters, so you are guaranteed skilled representation. For a free 15-minute phone consultation, please call a DuPage County traffic crimes attorney at (844) 984-3529 (844-9-THE-LAW) to discuss your case today. We also speak Spanish, so we can further meet the needs of our clients.

 

Sources:

https://www.isp.state.il.us/traffic/speedlimitenf.cfm

 

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