Champaign Traffic Violations Blog

October 4th, 2011

Chicago proposes texting ban for bicyclists

This week, a proposed ordinance was presented to the  Chicago City Council which would create new traffic violation offenses for bicyclists in the city.  The City Council’s Traffic Safety Committee and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have expressed support for the ordinance. The proposal would ban bicyclists in Chicago from using cell phones without hands-free devices while...

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September 7th, 2011

Few arrested for traffic violations over holiday weekend

Illinois state police report that arrests for traffic violations and drunk driving were on track with previous years over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Illinois state troopers made 16 arrests related to driving under the influence, driving without a license, driving without insurance, and driving without a seat belt.  Reports did not indicate how many...

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April 12th, 2011

Riverside Police step up traffic violation enforcement

Last month, the Riverside Police reported making an effort to increase enforcement of traffic laws in the city.  Officers focused on four of the city’s most problematic areas and issued 22 traffic citations in the first week of the crackdown. Police said that they decided to step up enforcement after requests from several of the...

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January 21st, 2011

Dad-to-be given speeding ticket after police escort

A New Hampshire Dad has gained national attention for his fight against a speeding ticket issued to him after police escorted him and his wife to the hospital for his son’s birth. In September, John Coughlin’s wife went into labor in their car.  Coughlin began speeding to get his wife to the hospital in time...

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September 13th, 2010

Cost of traffic violations rises in Illinois

This Wednesday, the state of Illinois will be increasing its speeding violation fees, as well as other traffic offense-related fees.  Bonds for speeding tickets will increase from $75 to $120.  Judge Jeffrey B. Ford of Champaign County Court stated, “Looking at every other state, we realized our bonds were way too low”.  The decision’s proponents...

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May 18th, 2010

Speeding accident leaves none injured

According to police, an 18-year-old woman driver of an SUV was uninjured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Mattis Avenue. The accident occurred just after 8 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Mattis and West Union Street. Police determined that the driver had been speeding recklessly, which caused her vehicle to roll over as...

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