Monday, August 18, 2008

New Devices To Warn Drivers of Photo Enforcement Cameras

As has been previously discussed in this blog, there is a big push, locally and nationally, to increase the placement of cameras on our nations highways to enforce traffic laws and catch drivers in the act of committing traffic violations.  As a result, a new industry has sprung up involving devices that can warn drivers as they are approaching known traffic camera locations. An example of such a device is the Cheetah GPSMirror.  It's a snap on rear view mirror that is equipped with global positioning system (GPS) technology.  As the driver approaches a known traffic camera location, a female voice warns the driver that they are approaching a camera on the roadway. The device has a memory module that stores known traffic camera locations and users can frequently update the device by uploading updates.  For those that have access to the internet, a website has been developed,, which allows drivers to check online for known traffic camera locations and submit new locations.

The City of Chicago currently has 110 red light cameras and plans to add 30 more by the end of the year.  Mayor Daley's long term goal is to install 200 more cameras by 2012.  At least 110 towns around Chicago either use traffic cameras, or plan on deploying cameras.  In the previous blog posting, we reported that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has announced an ambitious plan to drastically increase the number of cameras deployed throughout the state highway system.

The attorneys at Legal Defenders are committed to keeping the citizens of this state informed of this alarming increase in government authority so that we can all protect ourselves and be informed of what is in store for all of us.

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