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Curfew and Nighttime Driving Restrictions

The Illinois Secretary of State has strict laws for teens including nighttime driving restrictions and required obedience to local curfews. In Illinois, all drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from driving:

  • Sunday - Thursday between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., AND
  • Friday - Saturday between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.

All drivers under the age of 18 are also required to obey local curfews, which may be more restrictive than these hours.

A first conviction for a violation of these restrictions will result in a 2-month driver’s license suspension.

A sentence of court supervision may only be obtained, at the judge’s discretion, after appearing in court with a parent or legal guardian. An in-person traffic school course must be completed by anyone under the age of 18 who receives a sentence of court supervision.

The traffic ticket attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. regularly assist teen drivers and their families with curfew violations and other teen driving offenses. The Illinois Secretary of State holds teen drivers to a very high standard through their GDL program. Our traffic attorneys can help avoid a driver’s license suspension, insurance increases and high fines.

Our attorneys primarily handle traffic tickets throughout the Chicago Area including Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County. Call us today to discuss your case. We are happy to provide a free initial consultation.

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