Illinois has been ranked as the 8th strictest state for speeding and reckless driving, according to personal finance website, wallethub.
The website conducted an in-depth analysis of strict and lenient states on speeding and reckless driving by researching multiple factors to determine these rankings. For example, Illinois ranked as the strictest state to count speeding tickets towards a suspension and fifth strictest state to enforce a maximum fine on the second reckless offense.
A few of the rankings are explained here:
Speeding and Reckless Driving Penalties in Illinois (1=Strictest; 25=Avg.):
15th – Speeding Automatically Considered Reckless Driving
29th – Average Increase in Cost of Insurance After One Speeding Ticket
1st – How Much Do Speeding Ticket Points Count Toward a Suspension
10th – Minimum Jail Time (first reckless offense)
13th – Minimum Jail Time (second reckless offense)
5th – Maximum Fine (second reckless offense)