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.