Driving crackdown

Published 09/26 2012 06:37PM

Updated 09/27 2012 09:23AM

CHICAGO -- Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is asking lawmakers to crack down on drivers. He wants tougher penalties when someone is killed in a crash by eliminating court supervision.

It's for people like speeders and distracted drivers. Right now, if a person hits and kills someone, he or she can ask a judge for court supervision. That means a probation period, but no conviction.

White says court supervision is not enough. He wants to make it harder for them to get back behind the wheel. White says it will make the roads safer and will give justice to victim's families.

There were more than 835-fatal crashes in Illinois in 2011. Of that number, 26 were given court supervision. That number has been dropping over the past few years. White says he will not stop until that number is zero.

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