Construction Zones Nab Speeders

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are cautioning drivers to slow down and be more alert on the roads as construction season starts up.

It's the second year that photo-enforcement vans will be on the highways to nab speeders.

The vans take a picture of the driver and the car's rear license plate.

Tickets will be sent within 14 business days. They include copies of the photos and the speed the vehicle was traveling at the time.

First time offenders will have to pay a 375-dollar fine. For a second offense, it's one-thousand dollars.

I-S-P spokesman Larry Trent says motorists should expect aggressive enforcement.

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