CHICAGO — The city is ticketing people for going 6 mph over the speed limit starting Monday.
Drivers will be fined $35 if a speed camera catches them going 6-10 mph over the speed limit and $100 if they’re going even quicker, according to the Mayor’s Office. Tickets are sent in the mail.
The change — backed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot — has been heavily criticized, with aldermen saying the mayor is “nickeling and diming” Chicagoans during a pandemic that’s hurt many people financially. The Mayor’s Office has said the change was needed to reduce speeding, as the number of people dying in car crashes rose 45 percent in 2020 than the year before.
You can look up speed cameras in your area online.
The cameras are in Children’s Safety Zones near parks and schools. There are 60 active zones with 140 cameras.
Speed cameras in Chicago:
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