Red Light Camera Revenue Dropping?
In some suburbs, red light camera enforcement may not be the money making machine it was thought to be according to a recent Chicago Tribune article.
The newspaper surveyed three communities, including Libertyville, which estimated it would bring in $460,000 in the first year. But, in the first six months, the program has generated just under $32,000.
Why the discrepancy? Probably because Libertyville doesn’t use RLC to enforce right turn on red violations.
Professor Rajiv Shah gets quoted in the story saying 70 to 80% of RLC violations and revenue come from right turn on red infractions.
Red light ticket violations and revenue are also down in Wheeling and Algonquin, as drivers learn to adapt according to the article.
Read the full story, “Some red light cameras bringing in less revenue.”