While the mayor claims scameras are needed for "safety" while her office ignores its own scamera tickets, the real deaths are because of violence and murder. But hey there is no profit in arresting real dangerous people. Only mailing bills to fill City hall coffers.
Chicago reported more traffic deaths in the first six months of 2022 than in any year since 2017, despite speed cameras issuing over 1 million tickets – as many tickets as Chicago has households. Two-thirds of the fines were for speeding 6-10 mph.
Lightfoot has spent months arguing the lower ticketing threshold is about safety -- not revenue. On Wednesday she changed her tune again in her strongest argument yet on the revenue front.