Chicago to install more red light cameras

March 4, 2008 10:47:19 AM PST
Chicago's streets will soon have more cameras to catch drivers who run red lights.Right now, they're installed at 69 city intersections, but plans are in the works for six more red-light cameras.

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The new intersections include:

  • 47th and Kedzie
  • 47th and Cicero
  • Belmont and Lake Shore Drive
  • Belmont and Halsted
  • 79th and Halsted
  • 115th and Halsted
  • The Daley administration recently signed a $52 million contract that could add up to 220 more cameras by the year 2012. The funding will also help set up a Web site where offenders can watch video clips of their vehicles going through the lights.

    The city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications says the number of red-light violations at camera-equipped spots has been cut by more than half.