Tag: red light cameras

Put a speed camera on every block for all I care

… and among these unalienable rights are life, liberty and driving as fast as we damn well please. Thus, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans to install cameras on some city streets to nail speeders has provoked bellyaching by drivers who claim some sort of right to race past schools and parks. I suppose if you pinned them... Read more »

Those red light cameras DO work, in Elk Grove Village

We’ve been hearing a lot about how the photo-protected intersections are just a ruse to raise money for municipalities. We’ve heard a lot about how various studies have shown that they not only don’t increase safety, but worse, they make the intersections more dangerous. Studies, schmudies. Here’s a real life example of how the cameras... Read more »

More whines about red light cameras

Are red light cameras truly a safety device or are they just a plot by money-hungry towns to raise bundles of cash? (It’s debated here.) Here’s my take: The more money they raise for cash-strapped towns like Chicago and some suburbs, the better. Look at it this way: Consider it to be a tax on... Read more »
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