On Monday, Governor Quinn signed the bill allowing the City of Chicago to use speed cameras to catch drivers who don't comply with the posted speed limits. What does this mean for you?
SPEEDS AND FINES
If you are recorded going as little as 6-10 miles over the speed limit, you will be fined $50.
If you are recorded going 11 or more over the speed limit, you will be fined $100
No actual law enforcement officer has to be present when you are speeding but you will be able to see your violation on a video online
FAILURE TO PAY
Up to $100 late fee
The Secretary of State will suspend your drivers license as a result of 5 unpaid violations
IS IT A CRIME?
No. This is is a civil violation and will not go on your driving record
WHERE AND WHEN THE CAMERAS OPERATE
Up to 1/8 of a mile from school property lines, 6 am - 8:30 pm Monday thru Thursday and 6 am - 9 pm on Fridays.
Up to 1/8 of a mile from park district property lines, one hour prior to and one hour after the park district property is open to patrons
Lake Shore Drive and any highways with 8 or more lanes are excluded from having speed cameras
If you are pulled over and ticketed for speeding within 1/8 of a mile and within 15 minutes of the violation occurring
If you were going 1-4 mph over the speed limit
Signs must be posted which warn of the camera ahead and must be posted for 30 days before they may be used