Skip to comments.Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to start issuing speed camera tickets for cars going 6 mph over the limit
Posted on 10/24/2020 10:58:36 AM PDT by george76
Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who campaigned on a pledge to end Chicagos 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 mayors 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 Lightfoots 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.
Chicagos 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.
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And we know which neighborhoods will be targeted.
black drivers with no license or insurance will be allowed 30 miles over the speed license before arrest
Somebodys got to pay the bills.
Right, that’s the biggest issue in Chicago /s/
And they will be allowed to empty two full magazines before pursuit.
This is a white property tax.
Whites pay them. Blacks dont. Then Dem say its racist and they either forgive the debt or pass laws that the debts have no consequences to the poor.
Seen it happen.
Put cams on 90/94, u wont be able to write tickets fast enuf
the only ‘solutions’ libtard socialists ever come up with are
more service charges
more licensing fees
more govt giveaways
and cutting of essential services they are by law obliged to perform
Disguise your plate.
Get a high energy laser.
Go on the offensive.
Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.
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.
Well since she can’t control crime and gun violence ....
I’m surprised she set it at 6. Why not 1 or 2?
di Blasio’s speed cameras (2000 of them some a block away to be extra sneaky) bang you for TWO MILES over.
They need the money....
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