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Speed Warning Signs No Deterrent for 95 Drivers

Police issued other tickets on Speed Awareness Day, including people driving without insurance or with suspended licenses.

Apparently signs up and down Route 59 warning drivers to "slow down" failed to have the desired effect on 95 drivers who were ticketed last week on Speed Awareness Day.

The reports they issued 93 tickets for speeding and two for speeding in a construction zone Wednesday despite warning signs being posted all along Route 59 and an electronic billboard set up on Route 59 near 119th Street, traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a media release.

Speed Awareness Day was conducted by the police in conjunction with faces4.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of speeding. The organization paid for the signs and distributed literature throughout the day. Clear Channel Communications provided the electronic sign.

Illinois State Police and the Will County Sheriff's Office helped in the "aggressive speed enforcement" campaign.

In addition to speeding tickets, police issued these citations:

  • No insurance -- 12
  • Driving while license suspended -- 3
  • No valid driver's license -- 1
  • Occupant restraint violations -- 5
  • Other motor vehicle offenses -- 9
  • Warrant arrests -- 2
  • Written warnings -- 11

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