CHICAGO (AP) - Chicagoís new speed cameras have clocked almost 205,000
violations in just over a month.
An analysis by WBEZ shows the cameras in nine safety zones logged the
speeding violations between Aug. 26 and Oct. 3.
The cameras are only issuing warnings to drivers, but fines will be levied
starting later this month. If the violations had been tickets, they could
have generated nearly $13.9 million for the city in just 39 days.
Thatís on pace to be well above the $40 million to $60 million in extra
revenue forecast by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for next year.
But the larger-than-expected number of citations is prompting criticism from
some who say the cameras are more about making money for the city than
protecting children and pedestrians.