Gov. Rod Blagojevich has signed a bill into law limiting
Illinois’ drivers to two court supervisions for moving violations in a 12-month
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White requested the
legislation – HB1483.
Under the new rule, any other moving violation convictions
during that period would be tagged to permanent driving records. After two
additional moving violations in the same period, the driver’s license would be
suspended for six months.
“This law is intended to make a driver’s permanent record a
more accurate reflection of driving habits,” White told The Daily Clay
County Advocate-Press. “It will allow my office to suspend the driving
privileges of more drivers who habitually break our traffic laws.”
The existing law allows drivers to receive an unlimited
number of court supervisions. A supervision is an individual sentence for a
moving violation or other violation of motor vehicle laws.
Punishments for supervisions can range from fines to going
back to driving school, the State Journal-Register in Springfield
reported. However, a supervision isn’t added to a violators formal driving
record unless they later violate the terms of the supervision.
The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2006.