Speed Camera Ticketing Change: Is It About Safety Or Money?New numbers show how many tickets speed cameras are now churning out. Meanwhile, CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered the deadly crash numbers used for justifying the new rule are not what they appear.
City Not Issuing Timely Speed Cam Warning Tickets, Costing Drivers: 'No Time For Me To Change My Behavior'The CBS 2 Investigators discovered another problem with the city’s new speeding ticket rules. Those rules ticket drivers going as little as 6 miles per hour over the speed limit. Under city rules, people caught speeding for the first time should receive a warning. But CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker discovered those warnings are often too little too late.
Lightfoot, City Council Turn Aside Ald. Anthony Beale's Bid To Repeal Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets“This has nothing to do with safety. This has everything to do with revenue, revenue, and revenue," Ald. Anthony Beale said of the city's lowering the threshold for speed camera tickets from 10 mph to 6 mph.
More Than 40,000 Drivers Got Speed Camera Tickets At Chicago Locations Where Signs Had Mistakes About Enforcement TimesIf you see the light flash on a speed camera in Chicago, you know you’ve been busted – but it turns out more drivers in Chicago than initially realized are on the hook for tickets they should not have received.
Activist Calls On Aldermen To Roll Back Changes To Rules That Lowered Speeding Threshold For Tickets From Chicago Speed CamerasA community activist is calling on Chicago alderman to roll back the changes to traffic camera rules that lowered the speed threshold for getting a ticket.
How Does Chicago’s New Speed Camera Ticketing Rule Compare To Other Cities?Chicago is one of only 161 municipalities across the country to allow speed cameras, out of almost 90,000 local governments nationwide.
Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule ChangeChicago's speed cameras churned out hundreds of thousands of violations in the month after the city dropped the threshold for automated ticketing from 10 miles per hour over the speed limit to just six, data show.
Sam Royko's Car Was Stolen By Carjackers In January; He Just Got A $100 Speed Camera Ticket From After The HeistRoyko just got the final determination basically saying he has to pay the ticket. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Ald. Anthony Beale Calls For City Council To Return Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets To 10 MPHBeale has introduced a proposal to end the ticketing of drivers going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, and to resume ticketing only drivers exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or more.
Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing $35 Tickets To Drivers Going 6 MPH Over The Limit On MondayThe grace period is over for Chicago drivers. Starting on Monday, if one of the city’s speed cameras catches you going 6 mph to 9 mph over the limit, get ready for a $35 ticket.
Warning Period Begins For City Drivers Going 6-10 MPH Over Speed LimitFriday is the first day of the warning period for drivers in Chicago.
City To Begin Enforcing New Lower Threshold For Speed Camera Tickets On March 1, After 44-Day Grace PeriodMayor Lori Lightfoot's office said the city will begin issuing warnings to drivers caught on speed cameras going 6 to 9 mph over the limit on Jan. 15. Starting March 1, the city will start issuing $35 tickets.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Talks One-On-One About Budget Pain, Taxes, Fees, And COVID-19 ConcernsPlugging the city’s $1.2 billion budget hole is now in the hands of Chicago aldermen, and there are tough questions about it – including the prospect of new taxes aimed at you that will hit people who live and visit the city.
State Rep. Wants Vote On Bill That Would Shut Down All Red Light, Speed Cameras In IllinoisA bill that would shut down red light and speed cameras statewide has been buried in an Illinois House committee for the past six weeks, and its author would like to see a vote on it before the March 15 primary.
Two New Chicago Speed Cameras To Start Issuing Tickets WednesdayThey were installed last month, but were only issuing warnings, until now.