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Automated speed cameras in Illinois

by editor on February 3, 2012

in Illinois

Automated speed cameras are one step closer to becoming reality, and your action is needed to stop this boondoggle from becoming law.

The Speed Camera bill blew through the legislature in Illinois’ Fall Veto Session, and the Governor has until February 6 to either veto, or sign the measure into law. His decision could come at any time.

According to The Expired Meter, “If Chicago is allowed to utilize the speed enforcement functionality of their red light cameras, it will immediately have the largest automated speed camera enforcement program in the entire nation.”

According to multiple media sources, Governor Quinn has been meeting a lot of resistance from constituents on this bill.

As evidence that Illinois camera enforcement is all about revenues rather than safety, our friends at War on Driving point out, “Chicago is notorious for its dangerously short yellow light times at camera intersections, as low as 2.5 seconds, which some would call criminal negligence.”

The cameras are supplied and maintained by Redflex–a private company that stands to increase their profits by untold millions if this bill becomes law.

And there is no independent oversight to ensure the accuracy of these cameras and sensors.

Call Governor Quinn today at 217-782-0244, and demand that he veto SB965, the Speed Camera Bill!

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