The City of Chicago will review more than 9,000 red light camera tickets after a Chicago Tribune investigation found a suspicious spike in the number of tickets issues.
The Tribune found about 13,000 questionable tickets during their 10 month investigation but the city says of those only 9,000 were actually sent to people. And even if they’ve paid the tickets they will get another shot at appealing that $100 dollar tickets.
The Tribune interviewed experts who said malfunctioning cameras or camera tampering could be to blame. The city says other events or construction could have influenced the spikes. But the tribune found that not to be the case. Either way, the city is taking steps to look into the red light camera program.
They will work with inspector general to examine how the cameras are managed. The city will also mail out letters to the 9,000 people identified during the spike to have their tickets reviewed again.
Additionally, the city plans to start posting the daily violations on each red light camera location to give people a little more transparency about them.
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