First Speed Cam Tickets Begin At 6 AM Wednesday
Chicago’s first two speed cameras will begin issuing $35 and $100 fines starting Wednesday at 6 AM according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
The two cameras, at 4100 W. Foster Ave. and 5100 N. Pulaski Road, both adjacent to Gompers Park, were installed back in August and after a 30 day warning period and subsequent grace period, the two cameras are finally ready to start mailing out tickets with monetary fines.
The city says all drivers are entitled to one more speed camera warning before a ticket with a fine attached is mailed.
In addition, despite have the legal ability to do so, the city will indefinitely delay issuing $35 fines to drivers who are caught going 6-9 mph over the limit. Drivers going 10 mph over will still face the $35 fine. The threshold for the $35 fine will be incrementally lowered over time the city says.