he Illinois Secretary of State has a point system that accounts for your traffic violations. Each time you are convicted (Note this does not mean Court Supervision, or Conditional Discharge, as that results in no points against your license), of a moving violation, points are tallied in the Secretary's system. These offenses include speeding, Driving While Suspended/Revoked or DUI.
More serious traffic related offenses will cause more points to be accumulated against your license. If you accumulate too many points, the Secretary of State can suspend or revoke your driving privileges. If you are under the age of 21 and receive two convictions for speeding within a one year period, the Illinois Secretary of State could revoke or suspend your driver's license. For those 21 or over, three speeding convictions within a one year period could result in the revocation or suspension of your driving privileges.
The duration of the suspension or revocation period depends upon the amount of points that have accumulated against your driver's license. The amount of points assessed depends upon the violation and not the number of convictions.
The guideline amounts based on the number of children are:
|1-10 mph over the limit:||5 points|
|11-14 mph over the limit:||10 points|
|15-25 mph over the limit:||20 points|
|More than 25 mph over the limit:||50 points|
|Over the maximum speed limit in a school zone:||20 points|
|Under the minimum speed limit:||5 points|
|Under the minimum speed limit on an Illinois tollway:||20 points|
|Not driving in the right-hand lane when proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic:||20 points|
|Exceeding the maximum speed limit on a bridge or elevated structure:||10 points|
To better understand the Illinois Secretary of State's point system in the Rockford, Illinois, area, contact attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation. To see what options are available to you in all traffic violation cases, call us at (815) 391-0089 contact us securely through the link listed below, or email our office.