- Sep 12, 2005
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I saw a merc. marauder that had L.E.D. strobes and had some one pulled over in Antioch yester day. WTF? when did cops get cool cars?
10th03cobra said:On I-355 and I-88 I have seen the following undercovered squads
White 96ish Mustang GT
Green 97ish Camaro Z-28
Green Town and Country Minivan
Silver Grand Prix GTP
Green and Tan Explorers older style
Blood on Blood said:Just like the deer, sneaky as fuck.
One minute you are driving and the next minute, WHAM!!!!!
Hell of way to ruin the day.
If a minivan pulled up behind me with flashing lights, I don't think I'd pull over.Jiggy_One said:
lol his name is Peter Negro10th03cobra said:Photo-enforcement vans roam the Ryan
By Jon Hilkevitch
Tribune transportation reporter
Published May 22, 2006, 12:34 PM CDT
Speeders on the Dan Ryan Expressway who are nabbed by photo-enforcement vans that rolled out this weekend will start receiving $375 tickets in the mail in the next two weeks, IDOT and state police officials said today.
As the eighth week of the Ryan project begins, the Illinois State Police is putting the radar vans in the construction zones. A total of 250 violators were caught in just 2½ hours when the radar-enforcement program began Saturday.
But there appears to be some question about whether the courts will honor the citations.
Officials have held meetings with the chief judges in Cook County to ensure that the photo-enforcement ticket won't be thrown out in court, said IDOT Secretary Timothy Martin at an update on the Ryan construction project.
"We are hopeful these tickets will be upheld," he said.
The photo-enforcement vans take a picture of the driver and the car's rear license plate. The tickets mailed to violators will include copies of the two photos as well as the speed the car was going at the time.
The vans can record the speed of a car from 180 feet away.
The penalties for a second violation are a $1,000 fine and a 90-day driver's license suspension.
In addition to the Ryan, vans have been put on the Kingery Expressway, the Illinois tollway system and Downstate, IDOT officials said.
Martin said drivers also are abandoning alternative routes, such as Ashland and Stony Island Avenues, and returning to the Ryan.
"People are falling back into their old habits," he said.
Weekday travel times have been as high as 40 minutes on the inbound Ryan at 5:30 a.m., he said.
The speed limit in the Ryan construction zone is 45 m.p.h. It is in effect 24 hours a day, but the photo-enforcement vans are being used only when workers are present.
"Speed in construction zones is one of the primary reasons people are killed," Martin said.
State police officials also unveiled motorcycles that will be used to enforce speed limits and stop aggressive drivers on the Ryan and toll roads.
Since the Ryan project began April 1, about 5,000 speeding citations have been issued, said State Police Capt. Peter Negro.