Thursday, February 18, 2010
Chicago Police Department intersection camera at West 31st Street and South Kedzie Avenue. Chicago Illinois USA. February 2010.
I took this photo looking east on West 31st Street in Chicago's Little Village neighorhood on the near southwest side of the city of Chicago Illinois.
A very unpopular topic amongst local Chicago area motorists, are these red light intersection cameras that for the most part, are guaranteed to get You a ticket in the mail.
Chicago like many other citties, has had problems in recent past years with careless motorists racing to beat the changing red traffic light at an approaching intersection, or just plain not paying attention to their driving at all.
These large municipal "Gadgets" are quiete effective in generating municipal revenue, but sometimes are found to be miscalibrated and sometimes just flash for the sake of flashing. (Better bring out the screwdriver again.)
There is currently an effort underway by some Illinois Politicians to eventually have these things removed.
It is very easy to get a ticket in some parts of Chicago. Belmont Avenue on the northside of the city is particularly notorious for this.
So please drive carefully while in the city of Chicago.