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Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit
CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | OCT 23, 2020 | JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT

Posted on 10/24/2020 10:58:36 AM PDT by george76

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who campaigned on a pledge to end Chicago’s “addiction” to fines and fees, is counting on a big increase in city collections from speeding tickets and other violations to balance her 2021 budget.

And she wants part of the boost to the bottom line to come from speed cameras across Chicago issuing speeding tickets to drivers caught going as little as 6 miles per hour over the posted limit.

Under the mayor’s proposal, as part of her 2021 budget package, anyone caught by a camera driving from 6 to 9 mph above the limit would get a warning. Getting caught on camera a second time would prompt a $35 ticket in the mail.

Currently, only those caught driving 10 mph above the limit get the $35 tickets. Tickets of $100 are issued to drivers caught speeding by 11 mph or more above the posted limit. The city has the authority to issue the tickets at lower speeds, but has never used it.

Mari Castaldi, director of policy and advocacy at the Chicago Jobs Council, which has helped push fines and fees reform, blasted Lightfoot’s proposal.

Mayor Lightfoot has repeatedly cited the urgent need for our city to break what she has called its ‘addiction’ to relying on revenue from regressive fines and fees, and stop balancing the budget on the backs of those who can least afford it. This proposal does the opposite,” she said. “This proposal is likely to send economically struggling Chicagoans further into debt while offering questionable benefits to public safety.”

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Chicago’s red-light cameras also have drawn blowback from officials and activists who argue they do little to make intersections safe. A Tribune-commissioned report found that at intersections with low rates of injury accidents the cameras may make things more dangerous.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; lightfoot; localnews; redlightcameras; search; speedcameras
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1 posted on 10/24/2020 10:58:36 AM PDT by george76
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And we know which neighborhoods will be targeted.


2 posted on 10/24/2020 11:00:38 AM PDT by moehoward (.)
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black drivers with no license or insurance will be allowed 30 miles over the speed license before arrest


3 posted on 10/24/2020 11:02:27 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) t Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, o. h, my, what a wonderful day)
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Somebody’s got to pay the bills.


4 posted on 10/24/2020 11:04:35 AM PDT by stanne
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Right, that’s the biggest issue in Chicago /s/


5 posted on 10/24/2020 11:04:51 AM PDT by beethovenfan (Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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black drivers with no license or insurance will be allowed 30 miles over the speed license before arrest

And they will be allowed to empty two full magazines before pursuit.

6 posted on 10/24/2020 11:06:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Celebrate Decivilization)
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I'm not surprised. Facing your accuser in a court of law is foreign to Beteljuse. Red light cameras are unconstitutional if they use the distance fine service and the infraction is not adjudicated in a local court.
7 posted on 10/24/2020 11:06:58 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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This is a “white property tax.”

Whites pay them. Blacks don’t. Then Dem say it’s racist and they either forgive the debt or pass laws that the debts have no consequences to the poor.

Seen it happen.


8 posted on 10/24/2020 11:08:38 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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Put cams on 90/94, u won’t be able to write tickets fast enuf


9 posted on 10/24/2020 11:08:56 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Carry and be prepared to use.)
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the only ‘solutions’ libtard socialists ever come up with are

more taxes

more fines

more fees

more service charges

more licensing fees

more govt giveaways

and cutting of essential services they are by law obliged to perform


10 posted on 10/24/2020 11:09:22 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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Disguise your plate.

Get a high energy laser.

Go on the offensive.


11 posted on 10/24/2020 11:09:46 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (This is not /s. It is just as viable as any MSM 'information', maybe more so!)
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Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.


12 posted on 10/24/2020 11:09:59 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Ghislane Maxwell Didn't Kill Herself")
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I visited Chicago once and while there, took a drive to Lincoln Park. Got out of the car for a minute and got a parking ticket that was off the charts.... it was totally ridiculous as the ticket was issued within about 30 seconds of stopping. Vowed never to come back.


13 posted on 10/24/2020 11:10:52 AM PDT by hecticskeptic
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ka-CHING!


14 posted on 10/24/2020 11:14:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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Well since she can’t control crime and gun violence ....


15 posted on 10/24/2020 11:16:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3897495/posts


16 posted on 10/24/2020 11:18:01 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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I’m surprised she set it at 6. Why not 1 or 2?


17 posted on 10/24/2020 11:18:42 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (Religion. It's like a History class. Without the facts.)
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di Blasio’s speed cameras (2000 of them some a block away to be extra sneaky) bang you for TWO MILES over.


18 posted on 10/24/2020 11:31:03 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
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They need the money....


19 posted on 10/24/2020 11:31:11 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (Libs are a virus.....the DemoVirus!!)
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Ticket issuing Cameras. Speed or red light. Democrat policy. If there is an area where speeding is a problem. Assign motorcycle cops and have them issue tickets in person.

There was a town in Texas where the city council put this in. A doofus police chief was posing with a sadistic smile on his face by the sign warning of this camera. When a lot of tickets were issued a recall election happened and the 4 of 5 council members who put this in were recalled, and the police chief resigned. I think it was Gonzalez, TX about 10 years ago...
20 posted on 10/24/2020 11:40:53 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigedLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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