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New Illinois speeding law to crack down on excessive speeders

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

We first reported to you last night one of the many new laws that will take effect in the new year and tonight, there is another law that could put drivers with a lead foot in big trouble.

The new law is called Julie's Law and lawmakers hope it will put pressure on drivers to slow down.

The law will no longer allow drivers who go 31 mph over the speed limit on the highway and 25 mph over in the city to get court supervision.

That means drivers will no longer get a chance to wipe the violation from their record if they're caught excessively speeding.

And it's a law the Quincy Police Department hope will cut down on speeding.

"I think it will make people think twice I know when I know a lot of times when I explain citations to people when I write them I explain supervision to them a lot of people are just like 'Yeah I'll go to court and plead guilty and just get supervision, it's no big deal' Whereas in this situation they wouldn't be eligible for that," said Quincy Police Department patrol officer Erica Scott.

The law is expected to go into effect in July of 2013.

 

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