Court Supervision for a serious or major traffic violation is considered a conviction if you hold a CDL. Court Supervision will not prevent the disqualification of your CDL or prevent the offense from appearing on your public driving record.
For serious violations while operating your CMV, your CDL will be disqualified after your:
- 2nd violation within 3 years: For 60 days.
- 3rd violation within 3 years: For 120 days.
If the violations occur while operating a non-CMV, there will not be a disqualification unless the offenses would cause a suspension or revocation of the base privilege.
A serious traffic violation can be any moving violation, generally. It is best to assume any moving violation can jeopardize a CDL. Examples of serious traffic violations include the following:
- speeding 15 mph over the limit, 625 ILCS 5/11-601(b)
- improper lane usage, 625 ILCS 5/11-709(a)
- reckless driving, 625 ILCS 5/11-503(a)(1) and (a)(2)
- following too close, 625 ILCS 5/11-710(a)