Mound City, Illinois Speed Traps
Well nothing changed since last year .. the Sheriff office is still on the speed traps. I wasn’t pulled over in the construction zone tho. I never exceeded 78mph. Got pulled over and I was told I was going 87!!! No interested in insurance or answering any questions. I saw them way ahead, I followed the traffic speed. I bet deputy was so sure of me speeding that she went opposite direction first, then decided to turn around and follow the group of cars, she spent few seconds behind all of the, finally settling in mine. I bet I live the further so I won’t have a time to travel for a court. After talking to few attorneys it’s not matter of truth it’s only of matter how much I’ll pay to have it off my record I’ve driven all over this country. Never had a ticket, never seen anything like that!
Sheriff officer was sitting in the middle of interstate in the tall grass in construction zone! He gave me a ticket for doing 67 in 55 but I’m also in a semi truck and he also gave the car behind me a ticket too for trying to pass me on the right lane that was merging! You don’t see the officer due to the tall grass And as you peak the hill you’re on top of him! I’m fighting it I HAVE him on my road VIDEO.
I’m 75 years old and have been driving since I was 16. I got my first and only traffic ticket here. The officer, who was driving a mud-colored unmarked car, pulled me over for speeding in a “construction zone”. Of course, there’s no actual construction and never has been. Because I live out of state (far from this godforsaken county) I couldn’t appear in person in court. This cost me $300 for an attorney and $872 in fines and court costs. Needless to say, from here on I’ll drive many miles out of my way in order to forever avoid this hideous county.
As I used capital letters to emphasize the danger of this speed zone, must resubmit the warning. Reduce your speed to exactly 55 mph. This area is labelled a construction zone but lawyers working these cases have stated the county of Pulaski knows it is not. You will not be able to plead your own case. It’s not what they do. There are 5-8 hwy patrol ready to ticket you even if you are going only 5 mph over the posted speed limit. Tickets are costing citizens $600-$1000 per violation. You will need a lawyer. There are plenty of signs warning of this area. Miles and Miles and Miles ahead of the trap. Don’t get frustrated. Just reduce the speed and wait it out.
This is a supposed ‘construction zone’. BEWARE…reduce speed to exactly 55 mph. They will ticket you for 10 over the construction zone speed limit regardless of actual speed.
The fine is from $600-$1000. You will need a lawyer. NO one speaks with the judge. This is NOT a construction zone. No workers. No equipment. But they line up 5-8 Hwy Patrol to nail you in an area barely .08 miles long. There are plenty of warnings. DO NOT IGNORE THEM.