It’s a beautiful sunny day in Chicago. It’s a perfect day for hopping on your motorcycle or putting the top down on your car and going for a ride. There’s a problem, and I don’t mean the cost of gas at the pump. The problem stems from how quickly the speed limit can change when you are on the expressways or Lake Shore Drive.
Yes. You know you could get a ticket for speeding, but you know darn well that other guy in the Benz is driving way faster than you. Perhaps you were just going with the flow of traffic; trust me everyone speeds, so if you are keeping up with traffic you are speeding. So how fast is too fast? This Chicago DUI attorney has posted the answer here and here. But you can cheat and read below for the answer.
A mere 30 miles over the speed limit is enough to land you in jail for six months. No, you don’t have to have a bad driving record to land in jail. No, there doesn’t have to be an accident, just speeding this high is enough.
So what happens if you are going more than 40 miles over the speed limit? You can face up to a year in jail, $2500 in fines, and you can’t get court supervision. It’s a conviction that will be reported to the Secretary of State.
Trust me, on a day like to day, 30 to 40 miles above the speed limit won’t feel that fast. Certainly not fast enough to land you in jail.