According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 37,000 traffic fatalities in 2017. Of those more than 37,000, 26 percent or around 9,700 people were killed in speeding-related traffic accidents. Though the number of speeding-related deaths decreased between 2016 and 2017, speeding remains high on the list of causes of fatal traffic accidents. Because of this, Illinois state and local law enforcement are always on the lookout for drivers who are speeding or otherwise endangering others who are on the road. If you are caught speeding, you could face serious fines or even jail time in some cases. This is why a knowledgeable Illinois speeding ticket attorney can come in handy.
Many people have been pulled over for speeding before. First, the typical question is asked, “do you know how fast you were going?” If your answer is no, then the officer will tell you how fast they “clocked” you at. What exactly does that mean? The most commonly used way of determining whether or not a vehicle is speeding is by using a hand-held device. These can either be radars or laser devices, both of which can accurately determine the speed of a moving vehicle by using either radar waves or bouncing a laser off of a moving vehicle.
Illinois work zones tend to be dangerously common places for speeding to occur. When a work zone is active, Illinois State Police will ensure photo radar enforcement equipment is in place and operating correctly. The photo speed enforcement will only be active during times when workers are present in the work zone, day or night. You will not be pulled over if you are caught speeding in a work zone; rather, you will be mailed a ticket within 14 days of the offense. You then will be required to appear in court and pay the $375 fine for a first offense or a $1,000 fine for a second offense.
If you have been caught speeding in Illinois, you could be facing expensive fines, jail time and even a loss of your driving privileges in some circumstances. At Myers Law LLC, we understand how important it is to maintain your ability to drive and to avoid a conviction at all costs. Our knowledgeable Oak Brook speeding ticket defense lawyers will examine all avenues possible to prepare a strong defense to your charges. Call our office today at 844-984-3529 for help.