April 18, 2014

Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras to Issue Tickets in Children's Safety Zones Near ICCI Elementary and Sherman and Parsons Parks

New Cameras to Issue Warnings Near Merrimac Park and Pickard School

Speeding tickets will begin to be issued next week from Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras in the Children’s Safety Zones near ICCI Elementary and Parsons Park, while the 30-day warning period will begin for the new cameras near Merrimac Park and Picard School.

The ASE cameras at 6443 & 6514 W. Belmont Ave. and 3115 & 3116 N. Narragansett Ave. near ICCI Elementary School, at 4620 W. Belmont Ave. near Parsons Park, and at 5420 S. Racine Ave. near Sherman Park, have completed the warning phase, and will begin issuing tickets on Wednesday, April 23rd.

On Monday, April 21st, newly installed ASE cameras near Merrimac Park, at 6226 W. Irving Park Rd., and near Picard School at 2108 & 2115 S. Western Ave., will begin to issue warnings for a 30-day period.

In most locations, one camera system can enforce the speed limit for traffic traveling in both directions. In the Picard zone, Western is too wide to rely on one system, necessitating two cameras to accurately enforce traffic traveling in both directions.

The City will start enforcement by only issuing tickets for speeders going 10 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit. That ticket threshold will gradually be lowered going forward.

Fines for violations are $35 for vehicles traveling 6-10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit while in a safety zone, and $100 for vehicles traveling 11 or more miles over the posted speed limit.

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