Illinois Traffic Tickets and Associated Points

Illinois has a stringent and detailed points system regarding traffic tickets. 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

You have several options regarding a traffic ticket in Illinois and should start by calling an experienced Illinois traffic lawyer. You cannot predict the future, but you can take this step now to prevent points from accumulating on your record.