CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Secretary of State’s office reminds motorists that there are new consequences for speeding that begin with 2011.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office says court supervision will now be prohibited for drivers who are ticketed for speeding 40 mph or more above the speed limit. Motorists who drive between 30 and 39 mph over the speed limit will be given a misdemeanor. The new law took effect on Saturday.

White says the new law is necessary because excessive speeding is reckless behavior “and does not merit court supervision.”


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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