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Brian Ceccarelli and Dr. Joseph Shovlin are physicists.
But, these two scientists may hold one of the keys to undermining the red light camera industry.
The video makes the 30-second case that red light camera enforcement doesn’t improve safety in towns where they’re deployed, but do certainly generate revenue.
The NMA’s Gary Biller said the inspiration for the video came from a member.
Listening to a Milwaukee talk radio station, we heard about this amazing multi-car pileup that happened outside Milwaukee during Sunday’s snowstorm.
Wisconsin DOT cameras caught the action on Highway 41 & 45.
Even more amazingly, no one died although three other people died in storm related accidents in the area Sunday.
Here’s more photos and story at WTMJ Radio, “Video captures Highway 41/45 pileup as it happens.”
Nine cameras near four city parks (Gompers, McKinley, Garfield, and Marquette) began issuing speed camera tickets with monetary fines between $35 and $100 between October 16th and October 22nd.
According to CDOT, speeding events have dropped by nearly two-thirds between the first of warnings and the third week in ticketing.
After the cameras were first installed back in late August and early September, warnings were issued for a period of 30 days. CDOT says each camera issued an average 507 warnings per day in the first week of operation. But by the third week of issuing tickets, violations for exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or more had dropped to just 175 per day.
7 More Speed Cam Locations Start Ticketing By End Of Month
Three new speed camera locations at Washington, Douglas and Legion Parks began issuing tickets with monetary fines beginning Monday according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
The three locations had issued warning notices for a 30 day period which was followed by a two-week period where no warnings were issued to insure all warnings were received in the mail by speeding drivers.
Although the law allows for $35 tickets to be issued for vehicles exceeding the speed limit between 6-10 miles per hour, and $100 fines for going 11 mph or more, the city will initially only issue tickets for drivers going 10 mph over the limit. The city says this speed threshold will gradually be lowered but gave no time frame for this.
CDOT also announced another four speed camera locations will start their ticketing phase by the end of November. This includes cameras at Abbott Park which will begin issuing violations next Monday, November 25th and at Humboldt, Major Taylor Park and another location in Douglas Park will start ticketing Saturday, November 30th.
And not because of all the stomach aches that occur from consuming an overabundance of candy.
No, there are multiple studies that indicate more children are hit by vehicles on October 31st than any other 24 hour period of the year.
So, here are a few tips when you’re out driving on Halloween to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound Wednesday evening.
Southside Alderman Pat Dowd (4th) proposed a $25 registration fee for city bicycle riders on Wednesday at City Hall according to DNA Info.
Dowell is looking for a way to soften a proposed cable TV tax increase in the draft 2014 budget and believes, based on an estimated 200,000 bike owners in Chicago, her licensing fee would bring in $5 million a year.
Channel 11′s Chicago Tonight has a solid run down on the start of ticketing at the city’s first speed cameras.
Interestingly, they report Alderman Anthony Beale (9th) is questioning if one of the city’s first Southside locations is a legitimate location for a speed camera.
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.
What the recently released Chicago speed camera data definitively shows is that many of the main collector streets in Chicago are posted in violation of the proper traffic safety engineering principles–principles designed to achieve the smoothest and safest traffic flow.
Most speed zones should be posted at or within 5 mph of the 85th percentile speed of free flowing traffic under good conditions according to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
Having anything like 200,000 “speeding” events recorded in that brief period would be totally impossible with posted speed limits set to properly engineered ITE standards.