Where Will The Speed Cameras Be? Pretty Much Everywhere
Do you live near or drive through where Chicago could install speed cameras?
The answer is most certainly “Yes!”
The Expired Meter has, via a Freedom of Information request, obtained the list of the 79 locations of red light camera intersections which qualify for speed camera status by their 1/8 mile proximity to a school or park.
And guess what? There’s a probably a speed camera coming to an intersection near you!
The list shows shows literally every corner of Chicago with the potential for some sort of speed camera presence. Northside, Southside, Westside and even downtown. If you drive in the city, you’re going to come across a speed camera if the city retrofits all 79 potential RLC locations with speed camera hardware.
But don’t get all jittery and paranoid while driving now, the earliest the cameras can begin snapping pictures of your car speeding through an intersection is July 1st.
In fact, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation it will take some time to retrofit all 79 locations if the city decides to utilize all the intersections which could qualify under the newly passed Chicago speed camera law.
According to CDOT spokesperson Peter Scales, the first speed cameras will go in at the intersections with the highest number of pedestrian incidents.
“We will probably do it in order of highest priority down,” says Scales.
But for a driver’s best protection, you may want to start checking the list and our map of potential speed camera locations to see where you’ll have to drive the most carefully if the Chicago City Council does indeed pass it into law here.