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Spring in the land of the scofflaw

The longer days of spring have birthed a bumper crop of cop cars popping up all over Lake County.

Daffodils they ain’t, although they seemed to appear overnight.

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On the prowl for speeders

werecarBased on, ahem, recent personal observations, it’s a good time to advise my fellow motorists to watch their speeds and cease the reckless moves. And as a gift to you, I’m passing along a link to a well-known online speed trap directory.

Speedtrap.org lists traps for several Lake County communities. Lake County suburbs with several recent traps posted, and in which I personally have seen authority vehicles in similar locations include Deerfield, Grayslake, Lake Forest, Round Lake Heights, Vernon Hills, Wadsworth…the list goes on and on.

If this leaves you wanting more, ChicagoGasPrices.com‘s forum has a thread dedicated to Chicagoland speed traps.

Ummm……North Chicago?

The Tollway Authority’s website used to list roads targeted for enforcement in the coming weeks. I wish they’d resume this practice.

In Semi-Related News: It’s a full moon, and legend has it that lunacy is in the air. Let’s all try to keep the lunacy off the roads.

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The Most Expensive States for Speeding Tickets

Forbes.com has compiled a list of the ten most expensive states for speeding tickets. Illinois ranks as #3 with a maximum fine of $1,000, although a commenter remarked that the maximum fines are rarely imposed. Still, be safe out there.

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