Understanding The Penalties For Speeding In A School Or Construction Zones

Have you been accused of speeding in a school or construction zone in Illinois? These traffic infractions carry much harsher penalties than regular speeding charges. A conviction could mean steep fines, increased insurance rates and even loss of your Illinois driver’s license.

You don’t have to accept these consequences. At Richard F. Blass & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients against traffic violations in Chicago, Elmhurst, DeKalb and throughout surrounding areas.

We will work with you personally to guide you through the legal process, defending your rights at every step of the process.

Speeding In A School Zone

Under Illinois law, a motorist may not drive in excess of 20 miles per hour in a school zone between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you are charged with driving in a marked school zone, you face a minimum fine of $150 and points against your driver’s license.

A second violation carries a minimum fine of $300. Penalties significantly increase if you are driving in excess of 25 miles per hour over the speed limit or if children are present in the crosswalk.

Speeding In A Construction Zone

The penalties for speeding in a construction zone are even more severe. A first offense carries a minimum fine of $375 while a subsequent infraction carries a minimum $1,000 fine. It doesn’t matter if workers were present in the site or not — you can still face charges. If charged with speeding in a construction zone, you must appear in court.

Skilled Defense Representation For Serious Traffic Infractions

Are you fighting a speeding ticket in Illinois? Our attorneys are here to protect your driving record, your finances and your Illinois driver’s license. To speak with a knowledgeable traffic defense lawyer about your charge, please contact us online or by telephone at 630-782-2000.