Intersection cameras to fight Chicago gridlock?

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CHICAGO — Even as Chicago’s red-light camera system comes under fire, a city alderman wants to add a new system to catch drivers who cause gridlock.

Brendan Reilly wants cameras that will record and penalize drivers who get stuck in the middle of a crowded intersection when the light turns red, and prevent anyone from moving.

Drivers are taught to wait for the traffic to clear before entering an intersection. Many don’t.

It’s a common problem in areas with a lot of construction.

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