Staying grounded is how some 30 million travelers got around this holiday weekend.
All weekend long, District 16 State Police say they have seen very heavy and fast traffic. Since Wednesday, 475 citations have been written with the majority of them being speeding tickets. State police use a radar detector and also a laser detector.
With the laser police can lock in and magnify a license plate. For those fast drivers who like to hide in a pack of cars, this laser can find you.
State police have clocked drivers going over 90 mph. Anything higher than that another ticket is issued for reckless driving. State police say lead footed drivers this weekend could have spent money on gifts.
Meantime, in Chicago, aviation officials say flights ran smoothly in and out of O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport throughout the day.
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