State Route 59 near 135th Street

Plainfield, IllinoisJun 21, 20042 Comments

I got a speeding ticket on Rt. 59 just north of Plainfield. I was clocked at 57 in a 45 area. As a result I took a driver’s safety class to keep the points off my record. During class discussion I learned of this web site and also that 3 of 19 speeding tickets (20 students in class) in this class were written between 119th street and Plainfield on Rt. 59. Also this section of Rt. 59 has had a drop in limit that I did not know about. Keep your eyes open on this stretch of road.

I got my ticket at 11pm and the others got their tickets during the afternoon. The Plainfield baracks is on this stretch of 59 so its a great place for the guys to get their quota for the day and move on.

The police headquarters is no longer on this stretch of road as of 2009. The intersection of Rte 59 and 135th Street is now a red light photo enforced intersection. If you are caught on camera going through the light as it turns red, you get a $100 ticket. The police no longer manually enforce this intersection.
#1May 31, 2010Report Abuse
90% of these Plainfield "speed traps" are simply streets on which people violate the posted speed limit. This being one example. "Speed trap" implies a condition of the roadway or geography landscaping which implicitly encourages a higher speed than it actually indicated. Areas of rapid speed limit changes, etc. Route 59 has a speed limit of 45. Period. Not hard to figure out.
#2Jan 19, 2011Report Abuse

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