Traffic violations may not seem like a serious matter to some, but not all traffic violations are created equal. Serious traffic offenses can carry stiff penalties and can cost you more than just a fine. Speeding in a construction zone and other construction zone infractions are considered serious traffic offenses.
If you’ve received a construction zone ticket and would like to minimize the negative consequences that can result from it, contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley our firm to schedule a free consultation. Located in Rolling Meadows, we work with clients throughout Cook County including in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, Elk Grove and Palatine.
There are numerous traffic violations that can occur in a construction zone. The most common is speeding. In Illinois, the speed limit in a construction zone is 45 mph. Those who are found guilty of a first offense for speeding in a construction zone are fined $375. The penalty for a second offense is $1,000 and a license suspension of 90-days.
In addition to speeding, drivers can also be cited for failing to yield and other construction zone traffic violations. Paying the traffic ticket results in a traffic conviction that goes on your public record. This causes points to be assessed to your driver’s license, which can translate into higher insurance premiums. In some cases, particularly those involving a past history of traffic violations, your driver’s license may be suspended.
You have the right to defend yourself against traffic violations including those that occur in a construction zone. A good traffic defense attorney can help you protect your driving record and privileges. Our firm is experienced in defending clients in a wide variety of traffic matters. We assess the circumstances of the violation to provide an effective defense. Additionally, we can assist in reinstating driving privileges that have been revoked.
If you have been cited for a traffic violation in a construction zone or anywhere else, contact the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley to learn how we can help.