Speed camera warnings would have totaled $13.8M in tickets

The city announced Friday that its first round of cameras have issued more than 233,000 warnings.

There are just four cameras running right now, and they have only been operating for 45 days.

If these warnings were tickets, the fines would have totaled $13.8 million.

These four cameras will begin issuing fines on October 21.

The city also plans to install more than 100 cameras at 50 locations by the end of the year.

7 comments

  • Dan S.

    It should be called greed camera, it has nothing to do with safety and is only a money making scheme.__Chicago can't bring in enough jobs into the city, so they come up with speed cameras to fleece the public into paying extra cash.

    • Lol

      Maybe a learn a thing or two about the track record of speed/red light cameras, they don't prevent accidents or even lower the number of accidents, if anything they increase. Driving slow doesn't make you a good driver. You'd think someone with the name "commonsense" would understand that the best drivers are those who use their common sense. No speed camera, speed limit, red light camera or anything else can substitute for good judgement.

  • fed up

    hey chicago…as a former chicagoan..now an arizonian…I can tell you…you can beat the cameras, many, many, many did here. the majority of the cameras are down. they did not last long here. too many people received tickets, however, were not paid. they courts could not really prove whom was driving, etc. so get wise chicago, i know you can…get them stupid cameras OUT OF THERE!~!!!!!!!!!

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