Q

I was pulled over for speeding in Rockford, Illinois, and I already have points on my driving record. What are the penalties if my points continue to accumulate?

A

Illinois police take speeding very seriously as it has been the cause of a number of catastrophic accidents throughout the state. Not only can speeding result in a serious motor vehicle crash, but it can also cost you a great deal in terms of fines and points on your driving record. Points are issued for several different types of moving violations and can result in the suspension or revocation of your license. The length of the license suspension or revocation depends on the number of points you have amassed.

Following are the penalties associated with points on your record if you have multiple offenses:

  • 0-14 points – no penalties
  • 15-44 points – license suspension for four months
  • 45-74 points – license suspension for six months
  • 75-109 points – license suspension for 12 months
  • Over 109 points – license revocation for 12 months

If you are a first-time offender, the penalties are less severe. For example, if you have an offense that carries 15-44 points, a first-time offender would only face a license suspension for two months.

Speeding is a dangerous driving habit that can lead to serious injuries and death. Our experienced attorneys regularly represent clients involved in catastrophic accidents that stemmed from another driver speeding and losing control of the vehicle. If you have been injured in a crash, contact The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm at 888- 716-7336 to speak with a Rockford car accident attorney about your case. We will fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, vehicle damage, and other losses.