Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Naperville Stops Red Light Turn Tickets At Camera Sites

In another blow to supporters of red light cameras the City of Naperville has decided to stop issuing tickets for right turns at intersections controlled by red light cameras.  City Councilmen said they are not convinced that there is not enough of a safety issue to justify the continuing issuance of such tickets.  Naperville operates red light cameras at three intersections, Route 59 and North Aurora Road, Route 59 and Diehl Road, and Ogden and Aurora Avenue.  During yesterday's hearing, village officials tried to make the case that such tickets improved public safety but City Councilmen said that statistics failed to prove that such tickets significantly improved public safety.  At the end of the hearing, City Councilmen voted 6 to 3 to stop using cameras for right-on-red camera citations.  However, it appears as if citations will continue to be issued at the intersection of Route 59 and North Aurora Road.

The City of Naperville is expected to lose approximately $600,000 in annual revenue.

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