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Speed cameras installed across Chicago

The first four of Mayor Emanuel’s Child Safety speed cameras have been installed.

A motorist’s first violation will trigger a warning.  After that, speeding less than 10 miles over the limit will bring a $35 fine. More than 10 miles over the limit will rack up a $100 fine.

Fifty cameras are expected to be online by the end of the year.

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Now that you’re accustomed to red light cameras, speed cameras are on their way to Chicago.

The cameras are specifically targeting school zones and they’re a part of the Children’s Safety Zone Program.

The cameras will operate during school hours and will identify and ticket speeders.

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The City of Chicago has finalized a contract to install hundreds of speed cameras near city schools and parks.

Mayor Emanuel says the new five-year agreement with “American Traffic Solutions” will discourage speeders, and raise millions of dollars in ticket revenue from those who refuse to slow down.

But the contract will be rolled out more slowly than originally planned.

As few as 50 of the new cameras will be put up in the first year.

Speed camera equipment goes online in Chicago Monday.

The cameras are installed at four locations, spread out across the city: McKinley and Warren parks, Dulles Elementary, and near north Montessori School.

They are designed to catch people driving over 20 miles per hour in designated safety zones near schools and parks.

Drivers don’t need to worry because tickets won’t be issued during this month-long testing period.

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