CDL holders could face suspensions after fatal wrecks in Illinois

| Tuesday, March 08, 2005

A bill in Illinois would suspend the CDLs of drivers involved in certain fatal accidents.

The bill, SB2034, calls for a six-month CDL suspension for any commercial drivers involved in fatal wrecks. However, if it is indicated in a police report or ruled by a court that “a person who died as a result of the accident caused the accident,” the CDL will not be suspended.

In addition to the license suspension provision, the bill calls for the CDL holder to complete 100 hours of community service before the license would be restored.

The bill, introduced Feb. 25 by Sen. Chris Lauzen, R-Aurora, does not contain similar provisions for non-commercial drivers. It is now before the Senate Transportation Committee.