Illinois Legislature passes tough new speeding law

Illinois lawmakers have once again toughen Illinois’ speeding laws.  According to the Tribune:

The legislation, now headed to the governor’s desk, would prevent judges from granting a special probation known as court supervision to those caught driving more than 25 mph over the limit on a nonrural road or more than 30 mph on a highway. Currently, drivers caught driving more than 40 mph over the speed limit are not eligible for supervision.

Keep in mind that speeding more than 30 miles over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor, and over 40 miles over is a Class A misdemeanor (the same level of offense as a battery, retail theft or DUI).

Thus, anyone caught speeding over 30 miles an hour will be faced with the prospect of becoming a convicted criminal.