hile speeding in a school zone is considered a “Petty Offense” because it is punishable criminally only by a fine up to $1,000. The Illinois Secretary of State may suspend your license depending on your driving history.
Illinois Statute 625 ILCS 5/11-605 states:
On a school day when school children are present and so close thereto that a potential hazard exists because of the close proximity of the motorized traffic, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour while passing a school zone or while traveling on a roadway on public school property or upon any public thoroughfare where children pass going to and from school.
In all cases involving speeding in a school zone, it is important to contact a skilled lawyer. To obtain quality legal representation for speeding cases in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Winnebago County or the surrounding Illinois counties, contact attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation. To see what options are available to you, call us at (815) 391-0089, contact us securely through the link listed below, or email our office.