Lincolnshire police receives numerous traffic complaints each school year regarding vehicles making illegal traffic maneuvers in front of the school’s Route 22 entrance during the morning rush hour. The two most common infractions leading to tickets are:
• Eastbound drivers turning left onto Stevenson Drive and blocking the drive, or failing to yield the right of way to westbound traffic turning right onto the drive with a green light.
• Westbound drivers blocking the Stevenson Drive entrance by turning right on red as eastbound vehicles attempt to make left turns into campus.
All of these illegal maneuvers are moving violations and are offenses that could result in a traffic citation.
Provides that a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device to compose, send, or read an electronic message. Provides that a violation is an offense against traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles. "Electronic communication device" means an electronic device, including but not limited to a wireless telephone, personal digital assistant, or a portable or mobile computer while being used for the purpose of composing, reading, or sending an electronic message, but does not include a global positioning system or navigation system or a device that is physically or electronically integrated into the motor vehicle. "Electronic message" means a self-contained piece of digital communication that is designed or intended to be transmitted between physical devices. "Electronic message" includes, but is not limited to electronic mail, a text message, an instant message, or a command or request to access an Internet site.
Driver’s License Suspension for Alcohol Consumption
A person under the age of 21 who is found guilty or granted court supervision for a violation of state law or local ordinance relating to illegal consumption, possession, purchase or receipt of alcohol, regardless of whether a vehicle was involved, will face a loss of driving privileges in addition to any fine imposed. Court supervision for any of these offenses will result in a 3 month suspension of driving privileges; a first conviction results in a 6 month suspension of driving privileges; a second conviction results in a 12 month suspension of driving privileges and a third or subsequent conviction will result in a revocation of driving privileges.