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CBS 2 investigative reporter Pam Zekman had a report on red light cameras Monday night.
Honestly, Zekman piece is pretty vacuous, with little new information. It’s essentially interviews with drivers who dislike the red light cameras and some revenue numbers from the city and other town’s top performing RLC intersections.
Perhaps the highlight of the piece was her short interview with Prof. Rajiv Shah who’s research (first reported here) which seems to show that RLC in Chicago doesn’t seem to have any effect on reducing crashes.
Read CBS 2′s full story, “2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets.”
Sometimes you’ll see construction workers place their brightly colored safety vests in the window of their car to prevent a parking ticket in an illegal parking spot or in a metered area.
Ticket writers will usually pass over these cars as a professional courtesy to other city workers.
But now CBS 2′s Dave Savini has caught some drivers near the Cook County Courthouse on Harrison, abusing this courtesy in a pretty egregious manner by using police uniforms, and other police items to keep from being ticketed.
Well now’s your chance.
CBS 2 News has launched a public search for their next morning traffic anchor, to put one talented person on CBS 2 News’ morning team on the set alongside Susan Carlson, Steve Bartlestein and Megan Glaros.
Contestants are asked to submit a 30-second video on why they should be CBS 2′s new traffic reporter.
You’ve heard of speed traps.
There’s a new type of motorist trap–the stop trap.
At least that’s what Barnet Fagel, aka The Ticket Doctor calls them.
Fagel has discovered a “stop trap” out in Nortfield at the intersection of soutbound Waukegan Road and Willow Road.
There’s no turn on red allowed at that intersection, but there doesn’t seem to be a sign prohibiting right on red. But if you look more closely, one can see the ROR sign being obscured by a large tree.
In addition, there’s a red light camera monitoring the intersection and giving out $100 tickets if you accidentally make a right on red because you didn’t see the sign.
CBS 2′s first lady of investigative reporting, Pam Zekman is back on the parking ticket prowl again.
This time she spotlights two drivers who have, according to her, irrefutable evidence that prove the parking tickets they received should have been dismissed by Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) because they clearly meet the standards of acceptable defenses.
In one case, a Chicago cop was given a ticket on his car for street cleaning, even though the vehicle was reported stolen at the time of the ticket.
According to CBS 2′s Jay Levine, a number of residents in that neighborhood are upset they got ticketed for street cleaning violations…when the street were not cleaned.
The street was scheduled to be cleaned and the signs were posted correctly, but for whatever reason the street sweeper never showed up.
The drivers who got tickets don’t think that’s fair.
Now 26th ward Alderman Robert Maldanado is trying to help those ticketed drivers get their tickets thrown out.
This type of situation raises many questions.