More than 200 people clocked doing over 60 mph on city streets
Chicago’s speed-cam program has been trashed as Big Brother stomping on citizens’ automotive freedom, but numbers don’t lie. On October 11, CDOT announced that nine cameras had issued warnings to more than 200,000 speeders within forty days. More than 200 involved drivers going over sixty, ten were traveling over 80 mph, and one was driving a terrifying 90 mph. The cams recently started issuing real tickets, with the revenue going toward pedestrian safety and anti-violence programs. Call it a money grab if you like, but if we can discourage speeding, punish lead-foot drivers and fund safety initiatives at the same time, that’s a win-win-win.
Best of Chicago 2013