I-57 North Bound after crossing the Mississippi River

Cairo, IllinoisMay 15, 20102 Comments

Interstate I-57 near MO. BRIDGE Cairo, Illinois
65 mph posted on and after bridge;received $375 ticket in supposed construction zone .I was clocked doing 65 in a 55mph no warning to slow down in time that I saw
I was going with flow of traffic
Court appearance required

this most definely a trap, i was stopped, supposely going 56 in a 45. in between 2 semis. no time to react to the reduce speed sign before you are in the lower speed zone, and county and city police are there, no state police. im going to protest.
#1Apr 05, 2011Report Abuse
I got caught in this bogus 'construction zone' too. Illinois has speed traps. As I recently drove thru the state on a clear Sunday morning in very light traffic returning from my uncle's funeral, I approached a stretch on I 57 that had cones. I slowed from 65 mph to 60. A Pulaski County deputy sherrif was parked by the first cone. He pulled me over although, I was driving slower than the other vehicles. He stated I was driving 68 mph in a 55 mph 'construction zone.' There was not a single construction worker nor equipment outside of a few cones that he could have put there himself. He gave me a ticket that mandated by a Illinois law that the county is milking like a fat cow that I return for a trial since it was a 'construction zone.' A deputy was on the North bound side doing the same thing. I checked on a lawyer to contest and found out you have to be licensed in that state to represent a client there. The attourneys up there are getting fat on this too at the tune of $300 a customer to represent out-of-state travelers who can not take off from work or afford to return. I had to use my mortage payment money for this bogus ticket. When I am wrong correct me, but do not meet county budgets on innocent travelers. My goal now is to worn everyone traveling I 57 in Pulaski, the seat of Cairo, to slow beneath the limit to avoid this. They also have electronic cameras too.
#2Oct 18, 2011Report Abuse

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