Travel Strategy Planning… BEWARE Big Brother Is Watching!

August 26, 2009

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I travel the Illinois tollway system almost every day…words of warning from big brother.

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.

One mile per hour over the speed limit and the machine will get you a nice $375.00 ticket in the mail.

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!!!

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2 Responses to “Travel Strategy Planning… BEWARE Big Brother Is Watching!”

  1. Charlie Stott on September 2nd, 2009 9:25 pm

    I think the fines have been in effect since 2004 for work zones and there has been a significant reduction in traffic fatalities since then (almost half) Now this may not be the causality of the reduction but it’s not totally unreasonable to say that there is some cause and effect. I’m not a fan of government intruding in this but I am a fan of imposing economic penalties and fees for behavior that is not socially acceptable rather than criminalizing them.
    I like your blog

  2. Ms. Megan on September 3rd, 2009 10:44 am

    A colleague of mine was hit with one of these tickets. By the time he left court he ended up paying over $600 with fees. I believe he contacted our Congressman about it.

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