Travelers Beware: Illinois Using Radar Cameras in Work Zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the State Police has begun using radar cameras to target motorists speeding in work zones. If caught on camera, travelers can expect to receive a fine of $375 in the mail for a first offense.

According to the IDOT website:

"Under enhanced penalties passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rod Blagojevich last year, first-time work zone speeders, including those caught on camera, will be hit with a fine of $375, with $125 of that sum going to pay off-duty State Troopers to provide added enforcement in construction or maintenance zones. Two-time offenders are subject to a $1,000 fine, including a $250 surcharge to hire Troopers, and the loss of their license for 90 days."