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The work on Illinois Route 29 between Springfield and Taylorville has recently been completed, and with that, the speed limit was increased slightly as well. The Illinois State Police want to remind people that although the increased speeds are okay, excessive speeding is not, and can be a huge danger to yourself and to others.


Illinois State Trooper Sean Ramsey joined the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss the issue of speeding. The ISP would like to ask people to slow down, and remind that the speed limit between Rochester and Springfield is still 55.



Along with the increased dangers speeding pose, excessive speeding can also lead to misdemeanor criminal charges as well.



Along with slowing down, Ramsey wanted to remind everyone to keep an eye open for motorcycles out on the road in the warmer weather, as they can be much harder to see than cars out on the roadways.

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