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Old 02-18-2003, 11:28 AM
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Angry Damn Illinois Laws

So in Illinois, if you get 2 speeding tickets when you are under 21 in the span of 24 months, your liscense is suspended. Well, that is just what happened to me. 1 ticket, 18 months go by, and then another ticket. So now I lose my liscense for a YEAR Now, if I was 21 [I'm 20], and caught driving drunk, I would only recieve a 6 month suspension. I applied for a temporary relief permit, so I can drive to school and work, but that takes 6 weeks to go through the process I am now contesting a ticket, hopefully that will pan out. Any advice? Personally, I would rather have people speeding on the interstate than driving drunk, but that is just me...


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Old 02-18-2003, 11:46 AM
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Old 02-18-2003, 01:58 PM
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I heard in Illinois you can buy licenses. j/k. I'd swallow it, try and live a good clean life for a year. Then go get your ticker checked, obtain your novice license from the SCCA, buy a helmet, and get your kicks somewhere else.
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Old 02-18-2003, 03:18 PM
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Hailing from Springfield, IL, I remember how hard it was to keep a clean record in that state.

But the laws have obviously changed, otherwise, I would have lost my license four or five times then! It was "three strikes, you're out" back then.

Move to Texas! You can plead "no contest" and pay a fine with no points on your record under the following stipulations...(1) you didn't go 20+ over the posted limit, and (2) you don't get stopped for a traffic violation (anywhere) within 90 days of the first violation! If you do, then the old AND new violation go on your record! Otherwise, they erase the violation from your record and you are free and clear once again!

Looking back, it would have just been easier (and much cheaper) to just slow down!
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Old 02-18-2003, 05:29 PM
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One, I knew the don't speed comment was going to come up first. One of the tickets, I admit I ws speeding, ie going faster than everyone else, but the other ticket, which was out of state, I was just keeping up with traffic, actually getting passed in the left lane while I was in the center. Since I was driving the Bronco, I was picked out of the crowd as the biggest, and then I must of been going the fastest of the group . The three strikes rule still exists, if you are over 21. At 21, you are allowed 3 tickets a year before any suspension. What upsets me is that I all I have is 2 tickets on my record, and I am being punished to the extreme. The minimum punishment is 1 month suspension. According to the Sec. of State's office, even if I had say, gotten court supervision on the out of state ticket [IN], it would go down on my record as a conviction. As for the in state ticket, I going to court thurs and seeing if supervision is a possibility. As for the purchasing of liscenses in IL, that was only CDL's and that was only under our now Governor [former Sec of State] George Ryan. And unfortunately, I was one of the many Illinoisians that voted Ryan out of office, so I don't think he will have pity on me...
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I suppose it depends on how effective your attorney is.

From your sig, I see you live near Bloomington/Normal. I work at a very large company in Bloomington (you probably know the one). You gotta watch Normal...especially going north on Main St. They will get you for just a few mph over the 30mph limit. (ask me how I know...)

One of my cube-mates recently received a ticket for going 101 in a 65mph on I-74. His record was not clean and he was fined only $250. Nothing else.

I wish you luck with this one!
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:31 PM
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You gotta watch Normal...especially going north on Main St. They will get you for just a few mph over the 30mph limit. (ask me how I know...)
Yup! Fer Sure!

I worked for State Farm back in '84 (Mitsu was acres of pasture then), and the "Normal" cops were quite infamous!

Hated the dual-town concept. During snowfalls, Bloomington streets were plowed level...enter Normal, navigate through foot-high snowdrifts, etc. etc.

Anyway, I digress...but your attorney should take of things just fine...
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:10 PM
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One ticket was from the IN state police and the other was from the IL state police. Luckily I have been able to elude the Normal cops thus far. As for my attorney taking care of things, I don't have one, just consulted my uncle. He said he would be happy to help me, except he is going in for triple bypass surgery the day of my court appearance Hopefully, it will all work out
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Old 02-19-2003, 07:59 PM
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If you move to Abnormal, Ohio ( near Cincy ) and get a ticket for going too slow ... it will completely cancel out one of your tickets... it is much like Matter/Antimatter... I know it works ... I saw it on Star Trek...
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Old 02-19-2003, 08:09 PM
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get an attorney

I would suggest an attorney, delay sentencing on the second ticket, get extensions, after 24 mo you should be out of the window.
Your option of getting a temporary on a suspension will haunt you for years, insurance companies look for loopholes, you will pay for not getting represented. Been there.....in my dumb years
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Old 02-19-2003, 09:06 PM
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Here in the middle of the Pacific, the state last year contracted with the company that provides photo enforced speed limit service, essentially they park a van on the highway with a radar equip'd camera and mail you the speeding ticket. Folks here got so tick'd at the system, the state had to cancel the contract and pay a termination fee. BUT, the benefit was that the public got to hear from the local police and a traffic court judge, on the record and in the newspapers, that they recognize a 9 MPH "buffer" on speeding tickets, so now we know what the "safety zone" speed is.
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:45 PM
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Update:

I was able to get court supervision on the old in state ticket. 90 days, and I am free. So, it goes off my record, and the suspension is dropped. It cost an aditional $75, but I figure it is worth it in the long run, as far as insurance premiums go. I think there is a lesson to be learned here. That is you can do whatever you want and never have to worry about the consequences.
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:52 PM
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Yup! Fer Sure!

I worked for State Farm back in '84 (Mitsu was acres of pasture then), and the "Normal" cops were quite infamous!

Hated the dual-town concept. During snowfalls, Bloomington streets were plowed level...enter Normal, navigate through foot-high snowdrifts, etc. etc.

Anyway, I digress...but your attorney should take of things just fine...
Granted, the Normal Police are more "IL Nazis" than the Bloomtown police are, but as far as the streets being plowed, with the latest dump we got, Normal streets were much clearner, go figure. Bloomington, home of State Farm, Normal, home of Steak and Shake. I prefer shakes over insurance any day
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:54 PM
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I suppose it depends on how effective your attorney is.

From your sig, I see you live near Bloomington/Normal. I work at a very large company in Bloomington (you probably know the one). You gotta watch Normal...especially going north on Main St. They will get you for just a few mph over the 30mph limit. (ask me how I know...)


I actually live in Bloomington, on Main. Never been pulled over locally, luckily
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Do a Deed Poll and change your name ...

After having done so, drive within limits.

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