Are Chicago’s Speed Ticket Cameras Meant For Safety Or Revenue?

NHTSA Traffic Deaths
In this March 31, 2021 file photo, traffic flows along Interstate 90 highway as a Metra suburban commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. The government’s road safety agency reported Thursday, Sept. 2, that U.S. traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2021 rose by 10.5% over last year, even as driving has declined. Shafkat Anowar / Associated Press
NHTSA Traffic Deaths
In this March 31, 2021 file photo, traffic flows along Interstate 90 highway as a Metra suburban commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. The government’s road safety agency reported Thursday, Sept. 2, that U.S. traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2021 rose by 10.5% over last year, even as driving has declined. Shafkat Anowar / Associated Press

Are Chicago’s Speed Ticket Cameras Meant For Safety Or Revenue?

Since March, the city of Chicago has issued hundreds of thousands of citations for drivers going as little as 6 miles per hour over the speed limit. Reset checks in with a city hall reporter and takes calls from listeners.

GUEST: John Byrne, Chicago Tribune City Hall reporter