SPRINGFIELD - Current laws states that an Illinois citizen forfeits his driver's license if he gets a speeding ticket. However, a state Senate committee has approved a bill to let drivers "sign and go." That means a compliance promise is made and the license stays with you.
"For most people it's their only government-issued ID," said Chris Kachiroubas, president of Ilinois Association of Court Clerks. "If you want to get into a school and leave your driver's license at the counter to talk to a teacher, you can't do it. You can't get on an airplane because you don't have an ID, checkwriting - you're on a speeding ticket."
"Non-residents of the state of Illinois who are going from Indiana to Iowa get a ticket and they can keep their license on a promise to comply," Kachiroubas said. "Why is it that resident here are considered second citizens at this point?"
The measure now heads to the full Senate for consideration and a vote.