Speed traps coming soon to a park near you!
October 11, 2013 9:47 AM Subscribe
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Speeding in Chicago? Your commute may become a lot more expensive
as Chicago fires up and institutes a new speed camera policy.
Rahm Emanuel's new camera system was budgeted at generating $15 million a year, but it looks like the new system will actually do better than expected if the test run is to be believed. In 40 days the new cameras generated 204,743 people speeding and would have issued $20.4 million in fines. Viewed as a cash grab
by some, the program is certainly not without it's detractors
. The mayor claims that it's merely about safety of course, citing the red light program as it's potential example of increasing safety while also generating revenue for the city.
What the end effect will be is hard to say, but certainly remember to watch your speed around Chicago's parks!