Speed cameras coming to 4 city parks this month

Four speed cameras will be installed in Chicago parks and start issuing tickets by the end of August, according to a statement from the Chicago Department of Transportation.

At least eight other locations for speed cameras have been chosen as well and are set to go operational in September.

The first camera systems to be installed will be near Garfield Park, Gompers Park, Washington Park and Marquette Park.

The exact locations of all 12 speed cameras are:

  • Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.
  • Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave.
  • Washington Park, 5531 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drivechi-first-speed-cameras-coming-to-four-city-parks-this-month-20130809
  • Marquette Park, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • Humboldt Park, 1440 N. Humboldt Dr.
  • Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento
  • Curie High School, 4959 S. Archer Ave.
  • McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
  • Jones High School, 606 S. State St.
  • Legion Park, 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
  • Abbott Park, 49 E. 95th St. Chicago
  • Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St.

The city expects to select 50 locations for camera installation in 2013, the statement said.

The enforcement hours for speed cameras near schools will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., the speed limit it 20mph when children are present and 30 mph when no children are present. After 4 p.m., the speed limit is 30 mph.

The enforcement hours for speed cameras near parks will limited to only those hours parks are open — 30 mph between the hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

The good news is that warnings will be issued for the first 30 days after a camera is installed in a newly-established in a safety zone, and the first time a driver is eligible to get a ticket, he or she will get a warning instead.

There’s a $35 fine for vehicles traveling 6-10 miles per hour over the speed limit, and a $100 fine for vehicles traveling 11 or more miles over the posted speed limit.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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