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Excessive speeding crackdown, red-light camera fixes advance in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD – — Drivers would get a little more leeway at intersections with red-light cameras but face a stiffer penalty for driving at excessive speeds under separate measures state lawmakers advanced Thursday.

Red-light camera tickets would be harder to get and cheaper to appeal. Speeders would find it much more difficult to keep their offenses off their records under legislation that follows a Tribune investigation that outlined how the fastest drivers sometimes end up with little more than a slap on the wrist.

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