State Rep. John D’Amico is highlighting a new law that went into effect aimed at easing the burden on drivers stopped for minor traffic offenses.
“We need smart laws that hold drivers accountable, but also ones that recognize common-sense realities,” D’Amico said. “This legislation prevents motorists from being unnecessarily burdened while maintaining the safety of our roadways.”
Senate Bill 2583 allows drivers to retain their licenses after being cited for minor traffic violations, including speeding, failure to wear seatbelts, driving without insurance, improper lane change and disobeying a traffic control device.
By reinstating the ‘Sign and Drive’ law in Illinois, local law enforcement can focus on protecting the public instead of managing additional documents and drivers will no longer need to surrender necessary forms of identification.
“It is important to add that this reform does not change the laws or penalties currently in place for individuals who drive under the influence or are involved major traffic accidents,” D’Amico added. “I will continue to advocate on behalf of common sense legislation that helps motorists and keep our roads safe.”