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Chicago’s new speed camera program continues to expand at a rapid rate with more cameras starting ticketing and warning periods next week.
On Monday, March 3rd speed cams near Gage Park (2500 block of W. 55th) and McGuane Park (2900 block of S. Halsted St.) have finished their warning periods and will begin issuing tickets.
While cameras near two schools will begin their 30-day warning period that same day outside of Pickard (2300 block of W. Cermak Rd.) and Burr School (1600 block of N. Ashland Ave.
Drivers near speed cameras issuing tickets are supposed to be fined $35 for going six to ten mph over the limit and $100 for exceeding the limit by 11 mph or more.
On streets near a handful of schools, city speed cameras have started or will start catching fast driving motorists on video according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Speed cams near two South Side schools starting ringing up expensive tickets near St. Rita High School (2600 W. 79th Street) and Morgan Park High School (11100 block of S. Vincennes Ave.) this past Friday, February 21st.
While cameras near St. Genevieve Elementary (4800 block of W. Fullerton Ave.) and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, (3800 block of W. 111th St.) will begin issuing tickets on Tuesday, February 26th.
The city announced late this week that speed cameras will begin issuing tickets near two North Side Chicago parks and warning notices will start being mailed from cameras at two other speed camera locations.
Speed cameras near Legion Park (3137 W. Peterson Ave.) will begin ticketing on Sunday, February 16th, while ticketing will start Monday, February 17th near Welles Park (4436 N. Western Ave. and 4432 N. Lincoln Ave.).
The 30-day warning period began Friday, February 14th outside John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence (7518 S. Vincennes Ave.) on the South Side and near Jefferson Park (5471 W. Higgins Ave. and 5432 W. Lawrence Ave.) on the Northwest Side. Drivers exceeding the speed limit near these locations will receive warnings in the mail during the first month. Ticketing will begin on March 30th at these sites.
Speed cameras outside of three high schools will began issuing tickets or warnings on Friday, January 31st according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
On the South Side, the three speed cameras near St. Rita High School (in the 7700 block of South Western Avenue and the 2500 block of West 79th Street) began issuing tickets on Friday.
Drivers will be fined $35 for going six to ten mph over the limit and $100 for exceeding the limit by 11 mph or more.
The City of Chicago has announced it has activated speed cameras at three more locations and begin issuing tickets with fines near a Northwest Side high school.
Speed cameras at three parks are Union Park (125 N. Ogden Ave.), Schaefer Park (2427 N. Clybourn Ave.) and Rosenblum Park (7436 S. Jeffery Blvd.) have begun issuing 30-day warnings to drivers exceeding the speed limit by over 5 mph or more. Ticketing will begin at all three locations on March 7th.
Ticketing at three speed cameras started this past Saturday, January 25th, near Prosser High School (5509 W. Fullerton Ave., 5446 W. Fullerton Ave. and 5440 W. Grand Ave.).
Speed cameras in the 500 block of East Morgan Drive near Washington Park and in the 1100 block of W. Irving Park Road have ended their warning phase and will begin ticketing on Sunday, January 19th.
Cameras in the 2500 block of West 55th Street near Gage Park and in the 2900 block of South Halsted near McGuane Park begin issuing warnings for a 30 day period beginning Saturday, January 18th.
The 30-day warning period in “Children’s Safety Zones” located near Gage Park, Challenger Park and Jones Prep High School is over and tickets which will cost lead footed drivers $35 or $100 will start going out in the mail.
The cameras for Gage Park on the South Side are located in the 5500 block of South Western Avenue.
The Chicago Department of Transportation announced Friday that the 30-day warning period for three more automated speed enforcement camera locations is beginning.
On the Northwest Side, cameras in the 3100 block of West Peterson Avenue adjacent to Legion Park began issuing warnings on Friday, January 3rd.
While warnings began the following day, Saturday January 4th around Welles Park on the city’s North Side, with cameras in the 4400 block of North Western Avenue and on the other side of the park in the 4400 block of North Lincoln Avenue.
Then on Monday, January 6th, cameras outside the Southwest Side’s Morgan Park high School will start its 30-day warning period in the 11100 block of South Vincennes.
Residents of the Northwest Side Sauganash neighborhood are saying speed cameras along Peterson Avenue are a speed trap according to ABC 7 News.
Residents say the speed limit in a stretch of Cicero Avenue between Peterson and Devon has always been 35 mph–that’s until the speed cameras went in.
Now, the speed limit is 35 mph but drops to 30 mph for about three blocks, then goes back up to 35 mph past the speed cameras.
Residents say this is the very definition of a speed trap and they don’t like it.
Here’s the full story from ABC 7 News, “Sauganash speed camera zone draws complaints for conflicting signs.”
Thanks to Barnet Fagel, the Red Light Doctor for the great tip!
It’s Merry Christmas Chicago-style.
This Christmas card from local public relations firm, Thomas Serafin & Associates, humorously captures the spirit of the season while poking fun at this city’s obsession with automated camera enforcement.
We here at The Expired Meter wish you and your family a blessed and happy Christmas holiday.