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Bill targets dangerous speeders

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 05:54:21 CDT

Certain speeders would be denied court supervision under a measure making its way through the Illinois legislature. It applies to people going at least 25 miles per hour over the speed limit in urban areas. It would also apply to people driving more than thirty miles per hour on highways. Senator Maggie Crotty, a Democrat from Oak Forest, says a 17-year-old constituent was killed last year by a speeding man. Crotty says he had seven prior speeding tickets, but is still driving today. The legislature is considering a number of proposals about driving safety. Crotty says speeding should be on the list:


I think it's time that we as legislators, as we look at many of our laws whether it be cell phones or texting, that also we realize that speed also kills.

     The proposal passed the Senate without opposition and now goes to the House for consideration.

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