Maywood To Move Ahead With Red Light Cameras
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Maywood is moving ahead to install red light cameras at problem (in other words, high traffic/high revenue) intersections. No intersections have been choosen yet, the approved vendor, American Traffic Solutions, will analyze the problematic intersections and give the Maywood city council recommendations on which ones to wire up.
Get ready Maywood!
Maywood village officials have approved a contract to install red-light cameras at some problem intersections in the suburb.
Trustees, along with the mayor, voted 6-1 at Tuesday’s board meeting to authorize American Traffic Solutions Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., to study traffic habits at village intersections and to eventually place cameras at those sites. Trustee Gary Woll, noting that some violators might be Maywood residents, voted against the contract.
After a red light is run, an automatic system photographs the violator’s license plate and mails a ticket.
Maywood Village Manager Jason Ervin said the cameras will make intersections safer throughout the village. One problem intersection the village has identified is 1st Avenue and Roosevelt Road.
“Generally, when cameras are present, people don’t run red lights,” Ervin said.