Thursday, May 7, 2015

Slow Down...or Fund the City!

DNAinfo highlights some pretty staggering information about the cities speed camera program:
The riskiest place to speed Downtown is near Jones College Prep, where two speed cameras have doled out more than $400,000 in fines since they were installed, city data shows. 
Collectively, the eight Downtown speed cameras have slapped motorists with $818,635 in fines since January 2014, according to data provided by the Chicago Department of Transportation. 
Two cameras at 629 and 630 S. State St., near the Blue Ribbon school, sourced the bulk of the tickets with $444,105 in fines issued. At 629 S. State, that means 38 violations and $1,345.69 in fines per day. 
The cameras near State and Harrison streets are on from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, longer than other Downtown cameras. However cameras are on longest — 6 a.m.-10 p.m. — at 319 E. Illinois St. and 449 and 450 N. Columbus Drive in Streeterville, which together have collected $328,880.

Moral of the story - drive slower in general or maybe drive slower on the 600 block of S. State street.

(Hat tip:  JB!)

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