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Pampered Chef: Driving to Conference? Read this!!

  1. DebinIA

    DebinIA Member Gold Member

    This came from the Safety Department at my husband's trucking company.

    We've been warned!!
    Fleetwide: Beginning July 1st, the State of Illinois will begin using the speed cameras in areas designated as "Work Zones" on major freeways. Anyone caught by these devices or by an officer will be issued or mailed a $375.00 ticket for the FIRST offense. The SECOND offense will cost $1000.00 and comes with a 90-Day suspension. Drivers will also receive demerit points against their license, which allow insurance companies to raise Insurance rates. This is the harshest penalty structure ever set for a governmental unit involving PHOTO speed enforcement. This summer, 5 vans will be deployed across the state. The specially equipped vans are staffed by specially trained ISP officers and can take photographs of drivers speeding in IDOT and Tollway construction and maintenance zones. To date, over 8,000 citations have been issued across the state. In addition, drivers who hit a worker are subject for up to a $10,000 fine and 14 years in prison. Please use caution and always observe speed limits-Thank you-Kent/Safety
    Jun 25, 2009
  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    Wow those are some steep fines!
  3. stephs_chef

    stephs_chef Novice Member

    I verified this on snopes.com.
    Jun 25, 2009
  4. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

    Wow, thanks for the warning! I'm going to let those in my cluster know!
  5. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2009
  6. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    I'll be sure to inform my director. She's the one who does the driving. It wouldn't be an issue if I were driving. I'm that annoying person you've seen driving the speed limit. It has helped me to learn every dirty word and obscene gesture common to the US.
    Jun 25, 2009
  7. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

    I am glad I am leaving the driving to MegaBus this year...since my right foot has a tendency to be VERY heavy!!! :D
    Jun 25, 2009
  8. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

    I got to wondering how much AZ's fines are since the cameras are everywhere around here. They actually are mounted around the highways as well as mobile van units. I just read that the fines here average $157.
  9. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

    Can verify this too from experience! My mom and dad drove from Lake Geneva, WI to Niles, IL about two months ago. Well they drove down 94 to 290 toward O'Hare and dad was well, over the limit. They got a $375 ticket in the mail about a month later! He nearly keeled over! Pat and I drove down today for a funeral and there were signs all over the place warning about this. The signs are sort of small, about the size of a speed limit sign actually and are a rectangular black and white sign. The thing to watch for though are two very distinctive orange ribbons - like the pink cancer ribbons - only bright orange. I was trying to stay with the speed limit but traffic was going about an average of 5 over the limit. So I don't know if I will get one or not. We'll see!
    Jun 25, 2009
  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

    My guess is that if you're truly going with the flow of traffic you'll be fine. If you "drive with the flow" like my mom does, which means you're whizzing past most of the other cars with one or two speeders passing you, you could be in trouble.
    Jun 25, 2009
  11. baychef

    baychef Senior Member Silver Member

    So YOU are that person!!!:D Usually I see you with grey hair and trying to peek over the horn of the steering wheel!!!:D

    So you see a finger up like this :thumbup: only this one is the wrong finger?!?!
    Jun 25, 2009
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