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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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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-41.jpgViolating traffic laws in the state of Illinois can be as minor as going five miles above the speed limit to more serious offenses, such as speeding in a construction zone and causing a fatal accident to a construction worker. If you have been cited for a traffic violation, there is protocol that must be taken for you to avoid legal issues in the future.

How to Determine if the Driver Must Appear in Court

There are some minor violations that can be paid to the Circuit Court Clerk without having to appear in court. If a driver is under the age of 21 years old and has been cited for a traffic violation, then he or she must appear in court. If a driver is under the age of 18 years old with a traffic violation on his or her record, the driver must have a parent or legal guardian accompanying him or her in court. Any ticket that states an appearance in court is required means that the driver must also appear in court.

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