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St. Clair County Sheriff's Department
Thursday December 30th, 2010 :: 09:34 a.m. CST

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A new law that takes effect this week makes it impossible for excessive speeders to escape punishment.

SPRINGFIELD, Il. (Illinois Radio Network) A new law that takes effect this week makes it impossible for excessive speeders to escape punishment.

The law, effective Jan. 1, applies to drivers caught going 40 mph or more over the speed limit.

It prohibits judges from giving those offenders court supervision.

Secretary of State Jesse White says this is too dangerous an offense for the penalty to be supervision, which allows drivers who get no further tickets for a year to have no record of the violation on their license. White says this type of excessive speed puts other users of the road in serious danger.

These offenders can get up to one year in jail, or probation, under the new law.

White supported the law when he learned that statewide, more than 40 percent of drivers ticketed for exceeding 100 mph got court supervision. In the Chicago area, it was 63 percent.

The sponsors were State Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) and Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).

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