Lightfoot spared almost certain defeat on vote to raise speed camera ticket threshold
The City Council’s Finance Committee was poised to force the mayor to stop issuing $35 tickets to motorists caught going 6 to 9 mph over the speed limit when Chairman Scott Waguespack abruptly recessed the meeting.
Everyone needs to slow the hell down and fucking cool it while driving. I’m sick of seeing people drive so aggressively and without care for LITERALLY anybody else including people in the same car as them. It’s disgusting, we’re better than that. That 4 seconds you saved is nothing compared to the lives they often cost.
The camera at the underpass on Lawrence at Cicero/94 is CONSTANTLY clicking and the intersection is often a mess. If the claim is that it is there for safety and not merely to drive revenue, shouldn’t the camera be at the park two blocks west?
Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) abruptly recessed the Finance Committee he chairs when it became clear that the votes were there to force the mayor to stop issuing $35 tickets to motorists caught on camera going between 6 and 9 miles an hour over the speed limit.
We should be using speed cameras far more aggressively. Chicago Drivers are out of control. Today I watched a car attempt a right turn on green into a ROW of cyclists.
I have an interesting anecdote from today when I was biking to work. I came to an intersection and I was on the right side of a big box truck and a large sedan which was behind the truck. I get to the intersection and I’m waiting for the truck to turn before I go, I don’t want to get crushed, when all of the sudden it starts backing up and I hear a huge loud crunch. They just kept backing up into the sedan for like 10 seconds and I pulled ahead of them and they were all confused. The front of the car was absolutely destroyed. Everyone seemed okay and I rushed off to go to work.
It wasn’t super fast or anything but it is related to all of this driving/bicycling drama/tragedy that’s been going on the past few days. My grandpa told me to always pay attention while driving and nobody’s paying any fucking attention.
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