The decision to deactivate the cameras was based on recommendations from a study conducted by the Northwestern University Transportation Center.
The study found that while the cameras had safety benefits, they did not reduce the expected number of crashes at the six intersections.
The red light cameras were deactivated on Friday and will be removed from:
- 95th Street & Stony Island Avenue (2 cameras)
- Western Avenue & 71st Street (2 cameras)
- Western Avenue & Pershing Road (2 cameras)
- Grand Avenue & Oak Park Avenue (2 cameras)
- Irving Park Road & Kedzie Avenue (2 cameras)
- Peterson Avenue & Pulaski Road (2 cameras)
The same study that recommended the removal of the cameras also suggested other intersections where safety would be improved by the addition of red light cameras. CDOT will hold public meetings before new red light cameras are installed.