WBBM Newsradio 780 is reporting about fake traffic camera signs that have been put up in the Village of Norwood Park, just outside of O'Hare Airport. The intersections are controlled by stop signs. It is against the law in Illinois to place traffic cameras at intersections controlled by stop signs. At two such intersections in Norwood Park, the Village has placed signs that the intersections are guarded by cameras. The Township Supervisor admits that the warnings are fake and were placed there to fool drivers into hopefully being more careful at the intersections. The signs say, "Photo Enforced" and underneath, in small letting "Soon To Be". These fake signs have been up for a year but are getting media attention just now.
At least the intent of the Norwood Park authorities is clear and should be commended. The intent is clearly to promote public safety and not to raise revenue. We would like to see more of these signs than actual cameras be put up.
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