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CDL Holders Could Face Suspensions After Fatal Wrecks In Illinois

March 15, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, IL — A bill in Illinois would suspend the commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) of drivers involved in certain fatal accidents, according to Land Line magazine on March 11.The state bill, SB2034, calls for a six-month CDL suspension for any commercial drivers involved in fatal wrecks. However, if it is indicated in a police report or ruled by a court that “a person who died as a result of the accident caused the accident,” the CDL will not be suspended.In addition to the license suspension provision, the bill calls for the CDL holder to complete 100 hours of community service before the license would be restored.The bill, introduced Feb. 25 by state Sen. Chris Lauzen, does not contain similar provisions for non-commercial drivers. It is now before the Senate Transportation Committee.
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