New laws for Illinois motorists in effect

Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 5:53 PM CST
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ILLINOIS (WIFR) - New laws took effect for Illinois motorists on January 1, 2023.

Some benefits coming from the new legislation include speeding and red-light fines for carjackers driving stolen vehicles rather than fines assigned to the vehicle owners.

The new laws also increase consequences for motorists caught speeding more than 20 miles over the limit in a school zone. Those drivers could now see community service added to sentencing along with larger fines.

Also in effect will be quicker access to handicapped parking placards for those with disabilities and more class and behind-the-wheel requirements for drivers under 18 looking to get their driver’s license.