Naperville Kills Off Red Light Camera Program
The Illinois Department of Transportation lists 84 municipalities with red light camera programs.
As of January 3, there will be one town less using cameras to enforce red light violations–west suburban Naperville.
According to the Daily Herald, in “a surprise move” , the Naperville city council voted to not renew their optional fourth year of their contract with their RLC vendor.
Part of the decision was made for the city council as two of the RLC locations (Rt. 59 & North Aurora Road and Route 59 & Diehl Road) were going to be yanked due to construction slated to begin near the end of 2012.
With those two locations out of commission, it left a single red light camera at the intersection of Ogden Ave. & Aurora Ave. According to the report, the intersection was only generating two red light violations a day, in effect costing the city more to operate the RLC unit than it was generating in revenue.
Here’s the Daily Herald’s full story, “Naperville red-light cameras to be turned off Jan. 3.”