Group asks to Quinn to reject photo enforcement

February 6, 2012 6:12:47 AM PST
A group of community activists is calling for Gov. Pat Quinn to reject the proposed expansion of the city's use of so-called photo-enforcement cameras to catch speeders in school zones.

The protesters say the city's increased use of cameras amounts to a revenue-generating tool and not a means to increase safety.

A Chicago Sun-Times report said Quinn will sign a bill allowing the cameras to be installed.

There are 387 so-called traffic-photo enforcement cameras in Chicago, which is more than any other North American city.

Proponents of the cameras say they deter speeding and, as a result, would make school zones safer for kids.

Drivers seen speeding by the cameras would face fines of at least $50.

Monday is the deadline for Governor Quinn to make a decision.