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    Default Say goodbye to the split speed limit in Illinois!

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    Truck speed limit increases on major highways -- chicagotribune.com

    CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a new law increasing the speed limit for large trucks on major highways in Illinois outside the six-county Chicago area to 65 mph.

    Under the bill signed into law Friday, the increase applies to trucks carrying a gross weight of 8,001 pounds or more on interstates and other highways with at least four lanes and dividing medians. Within Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, however, the speed limit for such trucks will be 55 mph.

    The speed limit for trucks carrying a gross weight of 8,000 pounds or less will also be 65 mph, which also applies on the Illinois State Tollway system outside urban areas.

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    The legislation is HB3956.

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    well that just made that trip from Chicago to St. Louis a little more bearable. thank you Blago for being the crook you are and getting yourself thrown out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike3fan View Post
    well that just made that trip from Chicago to St. Louis a little more bearable. thank you Blago for being the crook you are and getting yourself thrown out.
    I second that..even though IL finest never did mind me blowing by 65....

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    I got a speeding ticket in IL for going 58 mph about 8 years ago, thanks to those split speed limits. Do you think it's too late to fight it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    I got a speeding ticket in IL for going 58 mph about 8 years ago, thanks to those split speed limits. Do you think it's too late to fight it?
    :hellno:
    You got a ticket for going 58?? What was the speed limit??? (or was that not on a highway?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    I got a speeding ticket in IL for going 58 mph about 8 years ago, thanks to those split speed limits. Do you think it's too late to fight it?
    Was that 58mph over or...):


    Anyways, If it came from someone else id probably say you were lying...

    I just cant believe they gave u a ticket for that. I've been running IL 65 ever since i started driving....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackrabbit379 View Post
    :hellno:
    You got a ticket for going 58?? What was the speed limit??? (or was that not on a highway?)
    That was on I-39. Speed limit for cars was 65, trucks 55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    That was on I-39. Speed limit for cars was 65, trucks 55.
    Better than CA and 75 for cars and 55 for trucks.
    Apparently, the Bay Area holds the whip to the rest of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    I got a speeding ticket in IL for going 58 mph about 8 years ago, thanks to those split speed limits. Do you think it's too late to fight it?
    The very first ticket I ever got in a commercial vehicle was on I-55, a little south of Boomington... 60 mph. Second one was on I-57 near Mt Vernon. 59 mph. Since then, I've been staying west of the Mississippi from MN down to AR and cross into TN. I've tended to avoid IL like the PLAGUE. But, I would suggest that you do not go 66 mph in IL or you'll get an award for your driving. At least not for a couple of years. In most states, when a speed limit is changed or a new road is opened up, they tend to inforce it more strictly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    That was on I-39. Speed limit for cars was 65, trucks 55.
    Good grief man. 3mph over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentstrider View Post
    Better than CA and 75 for cars and 55 for trucks.
    Apparently, the Bay Area holds the whip to the rest of the state.
    And, at some point, when a 4-wheeler rear-ends a truck, both parties need to take the state into court and make the state liable because of the split-speed laws.issedoff:
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    Some of the Chicago Newscasters are saying that it will be Blood on the Hihgways starting Jan 1 when this goes into effect. However how many companies out there have trucks that run FASTER than 65. Not to many I know of out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windwalker View Post
    And, at some point, when a 4-wheeler rear-ends a truck, both parties need to take the state into court and make the state liable because of the split-speed laws.issedoff:
    But isn't it ironic that we complain about safety of the split speed limits and use the 4-wheeler going to rear end us as an excuse but then we drive 60 - 65 in a 75 MPH zone to conserve fuel and that is safe! Sometimes you just gotta shake your head and say HUH???
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    How's the speed limit change worked for Ohio thus far? What was it, 3 months ago they dropped the split speeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dejanh View Post
    I second that..even though IL finest never did mind me blowing by 65....
    I think the magic number is 70 to get a troopers attention in Illinois.

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    I usually feel safe running 64-65, but from what I've seen anything more usually gets you a trophy. Of course when you come through a city, you better be slowing down.

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    As slow as i have been driving lately i might just get a ticket for it..

    ...but i've been getting 6.7 mpg on 57-60 mph...

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