Illinois to see new ‘Sign and Drive ‘ law

Dec 31, 2014

Most drivers in Illinois will get to keep their driver’s licenses after being cited for certain traffic offenses. The “Sign and Drive” law goes into effect January 1st.

It allows those receiving a citation to sign the document as a guarantee they will either pay the fine or appear in court. But Illinois State Trooper Ross Green says that’s not the case with all moving violations:

“We would take a driver’s license for the offenses of DUI, drag racing, anything that’s a Class A Misdemeanor, and considered a business offense.”

Green says motorists who do not comply with the terms of the citation will receive a second notice. Ignoring the terms a third time will lead to a suspension of driving privileges.