News Release
City Services

November 26, 2012

Motorists Advised Testing of Speed Camera Equipment to Begin in December

OEMC News Affairs
312-746-9454

Motorists Advised Testing of Speed Camera Equipment to Begin in December

 City Officials to Evaluate Technology at 4 Locations for 1 Month

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications is advising motorists that there will be temporary testing of speed camera equipment at four locations during a month-long evaluation of technologies.

The systems will be in operation from December 3 to January 3 and will be operating for the sole purpose of evaluating the equipment. No violations will be issued based on data from the cameras during the test period. However, motorists should always obey the posted speed limit.

City officials are testing both mobile camera systems and permanent camera systems, which will be temporarily installed at:

  •  McKinley Park, at approximately 2223 W. Pershing Road
  •  Warren Park, at approximately 6541 N. Western Ave
  •  Dulles Elementary School, at approximately 6340 S. King Drive
  •  Near North Montessori School, at approximately 1446 W. Division

A variety of factors determined the test locations, including location within a safety zone, frequency of speed related crashes, and ease of accessibility to power. The systems will be removed after the evaluation period.

The Department of Transportation is installing signs to inform motorists of the evaluation period and that no violations will be issued.

 

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