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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-01-2005, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Beginning in July the State of Illinois will use speed cameras in areas designated as "work zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by the
devices will be mailed a $375 ticket for the first offense, but a second
ticket will cost $1000 and comes with a 90-day license suspension. Drivers
will also face higher insurance premiums as the first offense remains on
the record for 4-5 years, but a second offense remains for a minimum of 7
years. This represents the harshest penalty structure yet for a city using
photo enforcement. The state will begin with two camera vans issuing tickets in zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH. Photographs of both the driver's face and license plate are taken.
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Beginning in July the State of Illinois will use speed cameras in areas designated as "work zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by the
devices will be mailed a $375 ticket for the first offense, but a second
ticket will cost $1000 and comes with a 90-day license suspension. Drivers
will also face higher insurance premiums as the first offense remains on
the record for 4-5 years, but a second offense remains for a minimum of 7
years. This represents the harshest penalty structure yet for a city using
photo enforcement. The state will begin with two camera vans issuing tickets in zones with speed limits lowered to 45 MPH. Photographs of both the driver's face and license plate are taken.
Anyone know where i can buy a where's waldo mask???




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This is getting ridiculous..I see signs in construction zones saying * Mandatory $10,000 fine and XX years in Jail for hitting a worker* or somethig to that effect. What if one of these guys walks out into traffic from behind barrels, doesnt look, etc. The signs give the impression that if you hit someone youre done..

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Anyone know where i can buy a where's waldo mask???
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Human nature is a funny thing. Look at teenagers for a sec What happens when you put more and more rules and keep upping the penalties and micro managing every little thing with a teenager, they rebel, its natural, my question is, how far can they push all of us with new laws and micro manangement of our lives before there is a rebellion.




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Oh well, time to tint my windshield too I guess.. and get that reflective liscence plate cover.

If they start with two vans, in one day they'll have enough money to buy a whole fleet of vans. Who the fuck does the speedlimit? Put one on 294 where you pass 250,000 cars per day (wild guess).. Figure almost all of them speed.. WHAT THE FUCK. Make 93 mil in one day. Yeah thats just great.. Fuck everybody.
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Be sure to wear your helmet and tinted sheild (cage or bike) whenever you are in a construction zone...
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Well, I was planning on setting up one of those motorized plate flippers and I guess this gives me more of a reason to....

Yes, I know x amount or road construction workers are killed every year - it can be a hazardous profession. I've had a close call with a worker too - he accidentally tripped when stepping onto the roadbed right in front of me. If I would've run him down at 45 as opposed to 55 would that have made a difference? I think not. Would they be trying to fine me $xx,000 and give me jail time if he would not have recovered his balance in time? Probably. Come on, $375 tickets minimum?!! I see nothing but bad things happening with this. They might have far more success protecting workers by advancing their technology when it comes to movable barriers for protection. Oh...I forgot...that would cost them money instead of helping them to rob us blind.
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<-- adds that to a list of reasons to move da shit outta Illinois...

granted that i do think people fly thru the work zones like idiots... out of respect for the workers i usually go under the posted work zone speed limit....
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Well, I was planning on setting up one of those motorized plate flippers and I guess this gives me more of a reason to....
I have seriously considered this as well...and it could be wired to an in-dash switch. This may be the motivation guys like you and me need.
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This is getting ridiculous..I see signs in construction zones saying * Mandatory $10,000 fine and XX years in Jail for hitting a worker* or somethig to that effect. What if one of these guys walks out into traffic from behind barrels, doesnt look, etc. The signs give the impression that if you hit someone youre done..
Ohio's constructions zones has been that way for a while.

There are red light cameras but, as yet, no speed cameras. If you watched Fifth Gear on Speed you may have seen how pervasive the speed cameras are in the EU. The go so far as to use garbage cans with cameras to catch speeders.

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They can't give you that big of a fine if there are no workers present right?

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I could believe that they'd start doing this.

What/Who is the source of the story?
Is Blago behind this?


I think it would be great if people took a shotgun to those camera's

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They can't give you that big of a fine if there are no workers present right?
That's what I'm wondering, how about all the "work zones" you see with no workers. Personally I usually go as slow as the flow in the work zones.

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I have seriously considered this as well...and it could be wired to an in-dash switch. This may be the motivation guys like you and me need.
I know that some company makes one but I can make them cheaper I'm sure - maybe I'll sit down and cnc one out next time I get bored.
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Do you know if they use radar or laser in those photo cameras. Cause a laser jammer might be useful, but if it's radar, I dont know of a radar jammer.

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I believe that the work zone rules are only in effect when no workers are present. but really you have to get all the way through the work zone before you'd know that.
I think the signs should spell this out more clearly.
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I know someone who made such a device back in the late seventies but, the local police near his air force base caught on really quick. They told him they were going to get him, even if it was for reckless ops. Of course he was driving well in excess of the speed limit.

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why does any one feel the need to speed there anyway? why not just do as they ask, and speed up after its done? your getting somwhere five minutes faster is far less important than the 9 year old little girls daddy not comming home one night cause you needed your starbucks sooner. raising the plate? cmon!!! it wont kill ya to slow down a little. especially with the danger that lurks for bikes in construction zones anyway. not to mention the cars.
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Just another way for IL to make money off of us on the tollways. I drove to work this morning via I-88 and I-290 and saw the radar signs, "You're speed is 154mph." I-88 will be under construction until I retire, so there's always going to be construction. This morning I saw NO workers, but when they are working I see 3 or 4 people working on the entire freeway. So they'll never finish. This crap just pisses me off.

I'm all for going slow when workers are present, especially when there are a LOT of them and they are getting the highway fixed, but you sometimes can't tell if any are around. There should be big orange signs saying WORKERS PRESENT, or WORKERS OFF so you know.

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