Illinois Ranks Second In Red Light Camera Enforcement?
When it comes to red light cameras, Illinois is not the number one state in the U.S. for this type of automated enforcement.
Actually, Illinois ranks second in states with the most number of towns with red light camera enforcement programs.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which tracks this sort of thing, 70 municipalities in Illinois have active red light camera programs.
California comes in at the number one spot with 77 municipalities (along with five counties or other state parks). The Sunshine State of Florida ranks third with 66 towns, Texas follows in fourth place with 63 and Missouri rounds out the top five with 33 municipalities with RLCs.
While the IIHS only counts the total number of municipalities and counties using red light cameras, it does not count total cameras deployed. If they did, Illinois might rank number one.
The reason is, the City of Chicago has the most RLCs in the entire U.S. with 384. That’s more cameras in one city than the total number of cameras in entire states.
Perhaps Illinois can re-double its efforts and snag the number one spot from the Golden State.
This actually may not be too difficult as the IIHS list is missing at least five Illinois towns that currently do have active RLC programs (Rosemont, Hillside, Chicago Heights, Justice & Park Ridge) and possibly more.