ILL Work Zone Speeders Beware

Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department Of Transportation ( IDOT ) will be working together to slow down drivers in Construction Zones on Illinois Intestates. If your caught speeding you looking at a
fine of $375 with $125 of that going to pay off duty State Troopers to provide added enforcement in construction and maintenance zones.
Two time offenders are subject to a $1000 fine, including a $250 surcharge to hire Troopers and the loss of their license for 90 days.
Starting in July, State Troopers will deploy specially equipped vans that can take photographs of drivers speeding in construction and maintenance zones. The camera's will capture a clear photo of the driver and both front & rear license plates.
If you strike a worker the fine is $10,000 and 14 years in prison. 39 people died in work zones in 2004, two of them being workers. In 2003, 44 people were killed in work zones with five being workers.
Under the provision of the Automated Traffic Control System In Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act Of 2004, Illinois State Police were given authority to use cameras to enforce work zone speed limits in cases where workers were present. It also requires that signs be posted when work zone speed limits are being enforced by cameras.
We might even see Trooper In A Truck - allowing state police to covertly enforce speed limits, out of uniform and in IDOT trucks.
HF
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That sucks, yeah they do the whole double fine thing here too. They tend to make the construction zones here into an obstacle course, so you want to slow down anyways or end up hitting a ditch they made in the middle of the road.
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Harry Face wrote:

In Louisiana they put up long term (5+ yrs) construction zones on major high-speed highways, no workers, no construction, just barricades, and lower the speed limits to below 35 mph with small signs hard to see. The areas are heavily patroled. The "construction zones" are big money makers for small towns and parrishes.
There are cameras on nearly every suburban street corner in Harris County (Houston, Texas). They bring in lots of money to the gov't. Soon we will have cameras everywhere, just like in Europe. And transponder ID chips implanted at birth.
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Camera's on every street corner in Texas?
I'll have to design a flip over license plate like the James Bond car had.
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