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City Proposal to Protect Traffic Control Aides

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[Sound of traffic control aide directing traffic.]

That’s the sound of a traffic control aide directing vehicles outside Chicago City Hall. Inside City Hall lawmakers are proposing an ordinance that seeks to protect traffic directors.

Two traffic aides were killed by reckless drivers earlier this year. The proposed ordinance would punish drivers who cause injury or death to a traffic aide. The penalty includes up to 6 months in jail and fines up to $1000.

Chicago City Council is expected to vote on the measure tomorrow.

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