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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Bill would toughen punishment for extreme speeders
March 22, 2010 9:37 AM | No Comments
A proposal to toughen punishment for extreme speeders could get its first legislative test this week.

The proposal, prompted by a Tribune investigation, bars judges from issuing court supervision for those going at least 40 mph over the speed limit. The supervision, a special kind of probation, keeps the driving record clean.

The language, drafted last week, must clear a powerful House committee before it can be considered for passage. The bill's sponsor, state Rep. John D-Amico, Chicago, said he expects the Rules Committee to vote on it this week.

In a story published Sunday, the Tribune found that judges in the Chicago area gave court supervision to nearly two-thirds of drivers who pleaded guilty to speeding at 100 mph or faster.

That included those who were also cited for driving erratically at that speed, and some whom police cited for being drunk. Even repeat offenders, given the deal once for going that fast, were caught going that fast again and given the deal again.

That frustrated the Secretary of State's office as well as D'Amico, who chairs the House Vehicles and Safety Committee, where the bill could be sent for its next test.

"When you're going 40 mph over the speed limit, you're really being reckless and you're putting the lives of innocent people in your hands," D'Amico said. "They should not be allowed to get supervision."

-- Joe Mahr

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 11:01 AM
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"When you're going 40 mph over the speed limit, you're really being reckless and you're putting the lives of innocent people in your hands," D'Amico said. "They should not be allowed to get supervision."

-- Joe Mahr
BS, what if CLSB can prove this statement is false . We can show them 20 bikers riding on the highway at 120 in formation safely and repeatedly with precision and grace . DT bike nights have proven this over the years, not one accident to or from bike night in this manner .

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"Ride it like you have 30 monthly remaining payments" should keep most people out of trouble.
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.....if this actually happens, why do i see more people running from officer friendly due to this.

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I was thinking the same thing. Hopefully it never passes


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It'll pass...... it's common sense and hard to fight.


I mean, you can't really stand up and defend anyone doing 40+.




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Lack of judgement?!?


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Isn't 30mph over already considered reckless? Or is it just a more severe ticket? I'm out of the loop.

I'm a perfect driver who observes every rule of the road and notifies the local constable of any infractions by fellow motorists I spy whilst en route to my destination.
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Isn't 30mph over already considered reckless? Or is it just a more severe ticket? I'm out of the loop.

It's a crime *if* the office charges you......


Driving ≥40 MPH over the speed limit, Class A misdemeanor. '625 ILCS 5/11-601.5

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The Toyota defense, fucking brilliant. "My throttle tube locked in place officer until I got near my house, it finally unstuck itself, thank God, and damn Suzuki"



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It'll pass...... it's common sense and hard to fight. I mean, you can't really stand up and defend anyone doing 40+. Tom
I agree. Who needs to go 110mph on the tollway anyway?

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The Toyota defense, fucking brilliant. "My throttle tube locked in place officer until I got near my house, it finally unstuck itself, thank God, and damn Suzuki"


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We should just all buy 250's or wait they top out at 100 don't they?!? Damn fuck it. Pin the throttle and GOOOOO!!!!


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This from folks that can't pass a helmet law, fund mass transit, fund education or balance a budget. Maybe ABATE should take up this fight.....and get rid of seatbelts and air bags too.
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will just have more people running from cops at even higher speeds.

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agree that this will not solve anything.
tho maybe i am misunderstanding, how does this make money for the city or state? seems like the only ones to profit would be insurance companies cause now high speed tickets would HAVE to go on your record and they would jack up rates for sure
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