70 mph http://wuis.org en 70 mph New Year's Day? Not So Fast ... http://wuis.org/post/70-mph-new-years-day-not-so-fast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beginning Jan. 1, the maximum speed limit in Illinois will increase to 70 miles an hour. But you might want to hold off on the throttle for at least a few weeks.</span></p><p>While the new 70 mph law technically goes into effect at midnight on New Year's Day, it's going to take the Illinois Department of Transportation a little while to get all the new speed limit signs put up. Until then, IDOT spokeswoman Paris Earvin says, "We really encourage motorists to obey the posted speed limits."</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:36:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 16022 at http://wuis.org 70 mph New Year's Day? Not So Fast ... 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action http://wuis.org/post/70-mph-cell-phone-ban-bills-await-action <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois has a trio of new laws that officials say will make the roads safer.&nbsp; But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the governor has yet to act on other measures that could have a significant impact on drivers.</span></p><p></p><p>Two of the new laws apply to people who've already had traffic troubles, l<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ike one named after 15-year-old Kelsey Little, who was seriously hurt in 2011 when she was hit by a teen just learning how to drive.</span></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:51:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 6793 at http://wuis.org 70 mph, Cell Phone Ban Bills Await Action