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How many traffic tickets can I get before my Illinois driver’s license is suspended?

February 25, 2010
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Too many traffic tickets in one year will cause the Illinois Secretary of State to suspend your driver’s license. The rule is, 3 convictions for moving violations in 12 months will result in suspension. The suspension is mandatory, not discretionary. In fact, it is applied by a computer program, not a person working for the […]

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What types of traffic tickets can cancel an Illinois commercial driver’s license?

February 22, 2010
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A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is put at risk with almost any traffic ticket. For starters, a ticket for a moving violation will appear on a driver’s abstract. Most employers will check a job applicant’s driving record for traffic offenses because the employer’s insurance will increase if the driver has numerous traffic tickets. Employers are […]

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What is the definition of reckless driving in Illinois?

February 20, 2010
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The statute that defines reckless driving in Illinois is 625 ILCS 5/11-503. It provides that reckless driving is driving any vehicle with a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Reckless driving is a Class A misdemeanor offense. The penalty can be up to one year in jail and a fine […]

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I got pulled over going 40 MPH over the speed limit. Is this ticket serious?

February 20, 2010
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Driving 40 miles per hour or more over the speed limit in Illinois is not just a traffic ticket. It is a criminal offense. See 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5. Speeding 40 MPH or more over the posted limit is a Class A misdemeanor offense. The offense used to be called aggravated speeding. In Illinois, a Class […]

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What are the penalties for failure to change lanes for a parked emergency vehicle in Illinois?

February 19, 2010
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Illinois law requires all drivers to yield to emergency vehicles on the side of the road. This law is called “Scott’s Law” in honor of Chicago Fire Department Lt. Scott Gillen, who was killed by a passing motorist while working an emergency. The law is on the books at 625 ILCS 5/11-907. The Illinois legislature […]

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I am 20 years old. How many traffic tickets can I get before my Illinois license is suspended?

February 13, 2010
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2 or more moving violations in less than 24 months will cause a driver’s license suspension for anyone under 21 years old in Illinois.

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