Round Lake Heights, Illinois Speed Traps
change in speed limit
Round Lake Heights Illinois uses LASER Look out!
The police will sit at the AllState building on the North side of the road facing East and illegally clock you within 500ft past the 30mph speed limit sign. Under Illinois law a radar gun cannot be used to obtain the speed within 500ft passed a speed limit sign that is a sign that lowers the speed. A records search was done in May 2007. This location is the number one location for speeding tickets in the Village of Round Lake Heights.
The speed limit goes from 40 to 30, and then back to 40 again. I was nailed for going 45 in the 30 MPH zone. Keep in mind though, this is a double lane road. There are all kinds of places around including a Dairy Queen, Gas Stations, and a couple Furniture stores. This kind of road is where you usually see a speed limit of 40 to 45.
The officer sits in the parking lot of a small church named Indian Hill Bible Church. The radar gun was Ka Band radar. I have seen many people get tickets at this location.
I recieved a ticket for 54 and the speed limit is 40. The officer clocked me at 52 but thought that I was going 54. This area is sparsely populated. I requested the speed survey from the Lake County department of transportation. The 85th percentile speed is 47mph but they lowered it to 40 based on 87 access points per mile….sure…. The speed survey was taken in 1993. One interesting note on the speed survey. The survey has an item called "Anticipated Violation Rate" which is 72.5%. Lake County Department of Transportation expects that 72.5% of the people will violate the 40mph speed limit at this location. You tell me if that is a speed trap?….