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caravanguy
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:03:49 PM

Newly installed speed cameras in Chicago have tallied up some eye-catching numbers, with more than 200,000 violations captured at just four sites ” during the past 45 days.

"Yes, there were a lot of speeders, but I think the more interesting thing is how effective the warning period has been," said Scott Kubly said, the Chicago Department of Transportation official overseeing the new program told the Chicago Tribune.

So far, the city has only been issuing warnings to errant drivers caught on camera. If those warnings had been actual tickets, they would have amounted to $13.9 million in fines in just over a month. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said he expects the new speed camera system to generate about $15 million in revenue before the end of the year, once the warning system transitio
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POWERSTROKE7.3L
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 8:45:16 AM

Tax Man.
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 8:41:56 AM

Thought it should be more, way more!
BennoBlue
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 3:14:11 AM

It's odd how many people talk about how the speed cameras are being put in place to raise money. The article clearly states that they've deliberately put into place a warning period in which drivers are being simply sent notifications with no fines involved when they were caught speeding. Strange way to make money when, as has been pointed out, the more than 200,000 violation notices sent out must've cost the city a fair amount of money, *and* it gives the drivers a chance to modify their behavior without having to pay any fine at all. No chance the city is actually concerned for the safety of the citizens, is there?
GFJ
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:55:50 AM

Glad I don't live near Chicago.
pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:18:18 AM

Big brother is getting bigger!
rosa403
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:11:38 AM

too much work for everybody
c0wb0y
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:32:55 AM

Cameras are rarely about safety and almost always about revenue.
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 10:26:35 AM

Highway robbery
ObieDog
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:58:06 AM

Hate them.
grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:37:25 AM

and this will help them how? more paper work, more jobs for lawyers?
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:36:12 AM

Show me the money
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:27:02 AM

Speed Cameras NEVER have generated the revenue the politicians think they will...once the word goes out that they are issuing tickets people will change their behavior and the revenue will plummet.

Emperor Rahm will quickly find out that the only people who will generate revenue on the cameras are the companies who install them and maintain them.

It should be about safety and not continuing the fleece the constituency...
scu227
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:21:22 AM

SLOW DOWN !!!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:02:48 AM

I blue state and blue city that raise taxes with fines
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:42:06 AM

Another revenue tax
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:33:51 AM

Speed trap only to cash money
pscamp
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:08:01 AM

WOW!
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:14:43 AM

You nailed it gbs1 !
Bussman
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:51:48 AM

Wonder how many accidents they caused...speed cameras are dangerous.
Chem60
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:38:44 AM

Money, money money
StArrow68
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 4:35:10 AM

Going 11 mph over, about time to slow down.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:53:52 AM

LOL... How much did it cost the tax payers to send out 200,000 warnings? Really now.
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:39:54 AM

What a revenue source.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:39:42 AM

Desperate for revenue...
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:28:53 AM

Is this surprising?
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:23:24 AM

People are habitual and drive the same way at the same speeds. I bet most of those violations were repeat offenders.

The problem with speed cameras is you could rack up 4 or 5 tickets without even knowing it.

Once you get a ticket you may slow down but if you get 5 at once you had no chance to adjust driving patterns.

In that sense I firmly believe that speed cameras are strictly cash cows.
Smartywife
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:17:44 AM

Do the cameras take Chicago Style Bribes?
RAE344
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 3:02:38 AM

Chicago, a place where you will be afraid to sneeze without being ticketed. The government will always be watching.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:41:19 AM

More money for the Democrats to burn.
Rich1430
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:08:46 AM

The way people drove in Chicago I believe they caught 200,000 speeding depending on where they are set up at. They should set some up on the Interstate Highways. But then again I disagree with the use of those cameras. Knowing how corrupt Chicago politicians are it's a safe bet to say those cameras won't be in use long.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:05:11 AM

I guess
cnygas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:47:10 AM

Chicago? If you belong to the right group all those tickets can be dismissed.
comprof
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:46:28 AM

Another way to fleece taxpayers.
ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:45:40 AM

I'm impressed, but why have cops when you have cameras? Isn't that their jobs?
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:22:07 AM

Sock it to em DanO...
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:16:44 AM

Your cops do not have to get out of the donut shop that way. And just how much of these fines is your camera vendor getting out of this? Get off of your butts and move around.
MaxWebster
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:07:50 AM

Good work! This will free up the cops to stop the violence in the city instead!
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:04:51 AM

Oblama's buddies rip off scheme! Why don't they spend money stopping the violence in the city instead??
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:04:35 AM

Chicago... enuff said.
silverfoxv65
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:03:45 AM

What a crock of crappp.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:45:23 AM

Don't bring them here!! You Chicagoans can keep them there!
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:43:48 AM

Big money from big brother tactics if utilized.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:37:04 AM

That's quite a number.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:30:49 AM

Anothe way to punish the inhabitants if that town. I just cannot understand why people would live there, given the corruption, high taxes, lots of fees and high cost of living.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:28:04 AM

Money grab
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:19:26 AM

That is RIDICULOUS!!!
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:19:13 AM

all about Money
mpg611
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:12:35 AM

The People's Republic of Chicago is always watching.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 12:03:07 AM

Show me the money. Now they can by camera.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:33:45 PM

all about Money
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:24:41 PM

Yep busted
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