Two Suburbs Ending Red Light Camera Programs In March
Far west suburban town Geneva, located in Kane County, is not renewing it’s three year contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, which is due to expired in March according to Geneva Patch a year ago.
Even though the Geneva Police Department still stands behind the program, it seems ticketing has declined to such a level, that the town was paying more to Redflex than revenue it was generating for itself according to data that came to light in an opinion piece published in the Geneva Patch.
March is also the month Westmont’s four year contract with RedSpeed Illinois expires according to MySuburbanLife.com.
Over the four year period the two RLC intersections in town generated about 5000 violations and just over $140,000 in revenue. Perhaps the most compelling nugget of data was that crashes dropped from a paltry four in 2009 to just three in 2012 at the intersections in question.
Westmont tried to expand their program to two more locations, but were denied permits from IDOT and DuPage County according to the story.
One wonders if there’s a trend afoot?
Here’s the full story from the Geneva Patch about Geneva’s RLC program, “Geneva Will Say Goodbye to Red-Light Cameras March 8.”
And make sure you read MySuburbanLife.com’s piece about Westmont’s program, “Westmont looks ready to end red light camera program.”
Thanks to Stephen Donaldson for the tips on both stories.