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New Sign and Drive Law

Updated: Monday, August 11 2014, 11:19 AM CDT

Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law so your license won't always be used as a form of bail. Now depending on the traffic violation you can keep your license and instead just sign your ticket, promising to obey the citation's terms. You then can either pay the fine or appear in court.


Governor Quinn says "a driver's license is an important form of identification" and this law will "keep traffic moving on our streets."


Local drivers say the law is long overdue.


"I think it's gonna save time on both the driver's perspective and on the state's perspective because you don't have to go to get your license and then also to pay the ticket. You can pay the ticket by mail, and for minor offenses I think that's fine. You have the driver's license information so you don't really need the driver's license." said Elizabeth Stovall and Illinois driver. 


The secretary of state can still suspend your driving privileges if don't follow the terms of your ticket. Lawmakers in both the house and senate sponsored the legislation saying it will also reduce traffic court costs across the state .


New Sign and Drive Law


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