Rt 176 at Prairie Grove School

Prairie Grove, IllinoisMar 11, 20140 Comments

This should be in the dictionary under “speed trap.!

This has been a speed trap for years as you can read here. The school is really close to a major highway and instead of protecting students, they hide and nail you, especially before and after school so the ticket is for speeding in a school zone with a mandatory court appearance. In court the judge “goes past this every day” and “has so many people come here about this that I stopped there to investigate.” If there are no students in sight, he asks for proof – pictures or a video otherwise she takes the Prairie Grove Police Departments word and they know it. They drop off students from the busses 75 feet from the road facing the opposite direction but as the judge says “the kids can easily run to the road.” Why not put up a fence?? Prairie Grove is a community of 1000 with 12 police officers – someone has to pay for them. They know the judge is in their favor so they get away writing tickets. Also, in addition to the fine, court costs are $245. Hopefully the police officer that writes the ticket gets a free toaster for every 10 tickets written!

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