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state police ticket van question

i know it is white but what kind of van is it? ford, gm? also are the rear windows tinted? does it have any features that i should know about bedsides the flashing camera inside of it?

i think that the van may have made its way on 294 construction north of irvine park. i dont want to get other construction vans confused with it.

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i hope you got a ticket for speeding thru a construction zone.. those are big money.. like $400 bucks


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i hope you got a ticket for speeding thru a construction zone.. those are big money.. like $400 bucks

ok dumb question prollly....i know in wi in construction zones its construction speed limit WHEN WORKERS ARE PRESENT.....is the speed limit here the same if they are there or not???
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ok dumb question prollly....i know in wi in construction zones its construction speed limit WHEN WORKERS ARE PRESENT.....is the speed limit here the same if they are there or not???
Different signage. They will post a specific sign for what they want to enforce. More times than not, there will be flashing yellow if it is while they are present. If it does not state that, then its the posted speed limit through the zone.

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Awhile back, I got popped in a Wisconsin construction zone at 1:30 AM when there was certainly no construction going on and I paid for it. Couple hundred, I think.
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Different signage. They will post a specific sign for what they want to enforce. More times than not, there will be flashing yellow if it is while they are present. If it does not state that, then its the posted speed limit through the zone.
posted normal or posted construction??? ugh illinois lol
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Awhile back, I got popped in a Wisconsin construction zone at 1:30 AM when there was certainly no construction going on and I paid for it. Couple hundred, I think.
most signs ive seen for const in wi said 45 mph when workers present....
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don't worry they'll just give you bonus points for hitting construction workers, like in that game "Carmageddon"

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posted normal or posted construction??? ugh illinois lol
Ok... my bad.

ILLINOIS law states open / rural highway speed limits are posted 45 - 65mph. Constructions zones are "normally" posted 40 - 55mph depending on their location and the potential of construction workers coming too close to the traffic lanes.

When a construction area is zoned out, there may be two different signs. They are a posted speed limit that will decrease speed "all the time" or a dedicated sign that states a speed limit AND "While workers are present." You will not see too many of the latter due to the congestion on most Illinois roads that require lengthy or large projects (Dan Ryan, Skyway, Stevenson, etc.)

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Ok... my bad.

ILLINOIS law states open / rural highway speed limits are posted 45 - 65mph. Constructions zones are "normally" posted 40 - 55mph depending on their location and the potential of construction workers coming too close to the traffic lanes.

When a construction area is zoned out, there may be two different signs. They are a posted speed limit that will decrease speed "all the time" or a dedicated sign that states a speed limit AND "While workers are present." You will not see too many of the latter due to the congestion on most Illinois roads that require lengthy or large projects (Dan Ryan, Skyway, Stevenson, etc.)

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illinois has to make things so difficult lol ill just go flow of traffic...they cant pull us all over right
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just do the limit. it is a no brainer.
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Pshaaaaaa. the limit is for weenies!
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have you ever tried to do the limit anywhere in IL? Tony tried it one after getting a speeding ticket and he almost got killed. Sadly doing the speed limit is more cause of an accident than not.

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It was on 55 South just before route 30 earlier today. It's a white van with a big ass digital sign that says "your speed" above it. The sign wasn't working when I went by, so I don't know what the deal is with that.
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The signs in illinois used to say "when workers are present". But then they replaced it with $375 fine. Take 88 for example. They put the cones up and reduce the speed and dont show up for a few months. You still gotta do the speed limit. It's easier for the state to make money that way.
As far as actually going the speed limit.. I have tried that before. I went in the right lane and did 45-50mph. Yeah I had people almost slamming into the back of me and then whipping around me giving me the finger and then brake checking me.
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most signs ive seen for const in wi said 45 mph when workers present....
Well, I was moving a bit fast to see what the signs said at all, and it's not like I was going to drive 16 hours round trip to argue.
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i know it is white but what kind of van is it? ford, gm? also are the rear windows tinted? does it have any features that i should know about bedsides the flashing camera inside of it?
Yeah, it's got a disco ball and a giant stash of condoms in the back.
Geez, Nick, it sounds more like you're curious if you can hijack the van from the local police station for some nookie...
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It was on 55 South just before route 30 earlier today. It's a white van with a big ass digital sign that says "your speed" above it. The sign wasn't working when I went by, so I don't know what the deal is with that.
yup, that digital sign is the biggest giveaway. pretty hard to miss unless theyre hiding around a bend on the highway like when i dealt w/them last year. any area that has signs "photo enforced" can potentially have the van. if these signs arent present, only regular troopers can enforce the limit. lots of details to laws surrounding the van. as far as i know workers MUST be present cause thats the arguement my lawyer made to reduce my fine.

be careful cause they move it around in the day, you could get 2 tickets from the same day potentially totalling $1375 and a 90 day suspension and not know it until a couple weeks later by mail
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have you ever tried to do the limit anywhere in IL? Tony tried it one after getting a speeding ticket and he almost got killed. Sadly doing the speed limit is more cause of an accident than not.
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It was on 55 South just before route 30 earlier today. It's a white van with a big ass digital sign that says "your speed" above it. The sign wasn't working when I went by, so I don't know what the deal is with that.
yup thats the van and they park it REALLY close to the lanes

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i hope you got a ticket for speeding thru a construction zone.. those are big money.. like $400 bucks

pfff mine was 800 and change plus lawyer fee's



they are white gm vans with tinted windows all the way around, and a display on the back showing your speed. it will also light up your radar detector like crazy.




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Even learned today even if your going 65 you still have traffic whipping around you (my latest attempt at better gas mileage in the truck). Luckily im bigger though and cars tend not to piss me off as much. I see them as fly's now

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i got a question about these vans. do they just take a picture of ur front plate or is it both front and rear once u pass it?
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Even learned today even if your going 65 you still have traffic whipping around you (my latest attempt at better gas mileage in the truck). Luckily im bigger though and cars tend not to piss me off as much. I see them as fly's now
I did the speed limit once or twice in a construction zone after my big ticket, My wife was scrouched down and hiding due to all the people honking and flipping us off as they flew by.




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i always drive the limit in construction zones. most people expect me to be going slow since i drive a 92 lincoln towncar, i think they are suprised actually when they pull next to me and see a 25 yr old driving.

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I did the speed limit once or twice in a construction zone after my big ticket, My wife was scrouched down and hiding due to all the people honking and flipping us off as they flew by.

I know I've said this before, but I can't resist. For someone who drives like an old man you shure get a lot of tickets.

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I did the speed limit once or twice in a construction zone after my big ticket, My wife was scrouched down and hiding due to all the people honking and flipping us off as they flew by.
Everyone scrouches down in the Hyundai. Not sure if it is me, the car, or the plate.
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i got a question about these vans. do they just take a picture of ur front plate or is it both front and rear once u pass it?
they do front, rear, and your face as well as a farther full body shot of your car. i wonder if they need all the pieces to have a case...
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I know I've said this before, but I can't resist. For someone who drives like an old man you shure get a lot of tickets.
I'm not denying it. it's ridiculous, I swear someone is tying donuts to my back bumper.




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