Trib Columnist Caught On Chicago’s Version Of Candid Camera
“I’m guilty,” says Eric Zorn.
The long running Chicago Tribune columnist posted the video of himself and his car posing for a red light camera ticket while rolling through a right on red.
He explains that he’s received a total of three RLC tickets in recent years. The video is the freshest one. All of course, at $100 a pop. Ouch!
While Zorn’s forthrightness about his tickets is refreshing, it’s hard not to take issue with his statement:
(Please do not disgrace yourself or insult me by claiming that you always come to a full stop a stop signs; I researched this matter a few years ago and continue to do so informally. No one — zero percent — ever comes to the mandated full, rock-back stop at a clear intersection)
Zero percent don’t? C’mon!
Sure, many, many people in Chicago roll through stop signs or a right on red. But plenty of drivers do not and do come to a full stop.
But Zorn redeems himself when he says:
And each time the mayor sniffs that the red-light and coming speed-camera programs are about safety, not revenue generation, my respect for him drops.
Amen Mr. Zorn. Amen!
Here’s his full post, “When will I ever learn?“