City Gives Drivers Brief Reprieve From Speed Camera Fines
Chicago’s first speed cameras were supposed to begin issuing $35 and $100 tickets last week.
But the city has decided to give drivers a short, several-weeks reprieve before the first violations with fines start going out in the mail.
The city’s first two speed-enforcement cameras installed near Gompers Park (4100 W. Foster Ave. and 5100 N. Pulaski Rd.) on the Northwest Side, began their requisite 30-day period on Aug. 26. During that month, warning notices were mailed to drivers exceeding the speed limit by 6 mph or more.
According to city officials, that warning period ended Sept. 25, and ticketing could have begun the next day. But even though warning notices have stopped being mailed, tickets have not been issued yet.
Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, said the city decided to delay issuing violations with fines to make sure drivers who were issued warning notices had received them.
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