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Illinois Traffic Tickets and Associated Points

Illinois has a stringent and detailed points system regarding traffic tickets. However, points are only assessed if you are convicted of the violation. This is why obtaining court supervision is important for Illinois licensed drivers.

Some of the most common violations and their points are:

  • Disregarding traffic control lights, lane control signals, or flashing traffic signals – 20 points
  • Squealing or screeching tires – 10 points
  • Speeding too fast for conditions – 10 points
  • Speeding 1-10 mph above the limit – 5 points
  • Speeding 11-14 mph above the limit – 15 points
  • Speeding 15-25 mph above the limit – 20 points
  • A collision involving vehicle damage only — failure to stop, exchange information and make a report – 25 points.
  • Failure to stop and exchange information or give aid after motor vehicle collision — personal injury involved – 50 points
  • Passing on the shoulder while merging into traffic – 20 points
  • Following too closely – 25 points
  • Disregarding stop or yield sign at an intersection – 20 points

Depending on your age, once you have accumulated enough convictions to qualify for a suspension, the points are added up and the length of the suspension is determined by the total points. The best strategy is to avoid convictions for these types of offenses. Contact Nold & Walsh, LLC now to see if a traffic attorney is right for you.