Traffic rules should stick to one simple principle: ensuring driver and pedestrian safety. But for local politicians across Illinois, red light camera systems make it easy to forget about safety and instead look forward to millions of dollars in ticket revenues.
Overall, there’s no definitive evidence that red light cameras make roads safer. But they do turn drivers into cash cows for local governments.
State Reps. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, and Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook have signed on as chief co-sponsors to House Bills 322 and 323, both of which would restrict local governments’ use of red-light camera devices in Illinois.
Sign the petition to ban red light cameras in Illinois.