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      12-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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New Illinois Speeding Laws -Yikes!

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Putting the pedal to the metal will no longer result in just a speeding ticket, thanks to a new Illinois law which goes into effect January 1 that targets people driving 100 miles per hour or faster.

* The new law has two important parts: It makes speeding in excess of 30 miles per hour a Class B Misdemeanor with a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1,500 fine.
* It also denies court supervision for aggravated speeding.

Driving over 40 miles per hour or more over the limit remains a Class A Misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of $2,500.

"When you are going 40 miles above the speed limit, you fall into the category of being a potential killer," said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.
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      12-28-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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"When you are going 40 miles above the speed limit, you fall into the category of being a potential killer," said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White.

Couldn't agree more! Too bad some GD cop gave me a ticket for going 62 in a 55 the other day!
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      12-28-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Well im glad I got my 119 MPH ticket in a 55 out of my system. Wont be doing that again!
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      12-28-2010, 09:27 AM   #4
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I hear you. I was able to open the car up to 135 mph on I-88 before the weather went to crap.
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      12-28-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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Let's just say I've gone much much faster, but this is some good info for me to hear
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      12-28-2010, 02:37 PM   #6
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Anyone know of a good strip to legally open these cars up? Aka an old airport runway?
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Pretty scary that you can get into some big trouble for speeding.
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Anyone know of a good strip to legally open these cars up? Aka an old airport runway?
Take a driving school/HPDE at Road America. There are three long straights there (maybe hit about 130mph to 150mph) and would be a lot more fun driving the track than finding a single straight away.
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I have driven the M3 at Autobahn Country Club, I always wished I could find a straight road to open her up
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      12-28-2010, 04:03 PM   #10
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Yikes, looks like track days just got more enticing to my wallet.
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Ouch, a steep price to pay for such an indiscretion.
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      12-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #12
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Yeah I have gone much much faster. Just didnt get caught. And the 119 was in my 2000 front wheel drive Cougar.. ha ha
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      12-29-2010, 10:29 AM   #13
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I once did 143mph in my M-Roadster on the same stretch of road. Keep in mind there was nobody around.

I totally understand the reasoning for this, there are many idiots out there.
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      12-31-2010, 12:47 PM   #14
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Thank you for the info, but my opinion is this is terrible. Lock people up?? How about taking care of all the murders and assaults in the city instead?
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      12-31-2010, 01:12 PM   #15
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Then you won't feel the need to speed on the highway.
have you ever tracked your car... really? because i've had plenty of track time and in a car like the M3, it doesn't matter if you've gone 100MPH on a tightly wound track or 150 on a long straight, you're still going to feel the itch to stretch your legs on the highway.

everyone out here averages around 75-80MPH on the freeway, and getting onto the freeway can easily put you at 90-100MPH.

i'm not saying 100MPH isn't stupid to do on the road, i'm saying it's stupid to say that track time is going to curb your desire go faster than 65MPH or whatever the speed limit is in your area.
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Yeah on 294 with very little traffic if you are doing 75 you feel like you are standing still. People WHIP past you all the time. I do agree with the laws though to an extent. I hate when I see people doing 80 in work zones when there are actually workers present.
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What is the purpose of having a fast car now????
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Thank you for the info, but my opinion is this is terrible. Lock people up?? How about taking care of all the murders and assaults in the city instead?
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      01-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #20
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Anyone know of a good strip to legally open these cars up? Aka an old airport runway?
Road America just north of Milwaukee
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have you ever tracked your car... really? because i've had plenty of track time and in a car like the M3, it doesn't matter if you've gone 100MPH on a tightly wound track or 150 on a long straight, you're still going to feel the itch to stretch your legs on the highway.

everyone out here averages around 75-80MPH on the freeway, and getting onto the freeway can easily put you at 90-100MPH.

i'm not saying 100MPH isn't stupid to do on the road, i'm saying it's stupid to say that track time is going to curb your desire go faster than 65MPH or whatever the speed limit is in your area.
I respectfully do not agree with this (at least for me). I can see where people want to enjoy the power and stability of their cars though. I enjoy my M3 in a variety of driving conditions. It is very enjoyable to hold the speed after real track experience. knowing what you in your car can do is enough for me to drive sensibly. Knowledge and experience can help with safe driving practices. The more safety training, the better the ability to drive safely on the highway when you have scheduled track time ahead. There are times for restraint and the highways are not safe because of other drivers and surface defects. The track has the right conditions to enjoy your skills in your own car and again knowledge and experience makes a big difference.

Easy driving in Illinois and other states as well.
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