Trucker Outraged After Being Slammed with $750 Fine for $100 Violation
Dixmoor, IL – A trucker recently slammed with a $750 ticket for operating a tractor-trailer on a residential street in small Illinois town is outraged and demanding answers from municipality leaders.
According to a report by CBS Chicago, trucker Steve Martin was recently issued a ticket for operating a tractor-trailer in a “no trucks zone” on a residential street in the small village of Dixmoor, IL.
He was ticketed and fined $750.
However, Martin did some research and visited the Dixmoor municipality website to check how much such a citation should be.
He discovered the answer is $100 or $150 if it is paid late.
“That’s a hard blow,” Martin told the local Chicago news outlet. “I think it’s unethical, if not illegal. I think it needs to be questioned.”
According to the report, when asked about the citation, municipality leaders have not been responsive.
The CBS Chicago reporter, Charlie De Mar, claims city leaders have brushed aside his inquiries for more than a week now.
One official pointed De Mar to a message on the Dixmoor municipality website, which reads:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Village of Dixmoor is in the process of updating and revising its Municipal Code. As such, any portion of the code is subject to change. If there are any questions regarding the validity of a relied upon section of the Municipal Code please contact the Village Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin remains furious over the entire ordeal.
“I thought it was outrageous from the beginning to the end,” he said. “It just doesn’t look right, and a lot of companies and drivers are losing money at this rate unfairly, and without someone questioning whats going on, its going to continue.”
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