Red-light cameras going up on Routes 59 and 56
The city of Warrenville has announced plans to install red-light photo enforcement cameras at intersections along Route 59 and Route 56.
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#1 Dec 15, 2008
All in the name of safety, or should I say revenue. Will they cut back on the number of officers in town?
The thing these don't always do is catch the cars going through an intersection while traffic begins to proceed from the new directions.
I'd like to see a study about how many accidents are done via "t-bone" as they so affectionately call it and see how or why they decided to spend $440,000 to put up a camera. How did they get the money for this? Did you vote for it, a referendum, a bond? Nope it just magically gets done and the public foots the bill.
When will society learn, we can't govern or rule everything.
#2 Dec 21, 2008
if you havn't noticed, there are WAY more ppl not running through red lights or trying to make that yellow light drag on now. and you dont even live in warrenville? so youre obviously someone who just wants their nonsensical opinion heard. it's not replacing the work of a police officer, the cameras are just set up to make their jobs a little easier. next time keep your opinions to yourself.
#3 Jan 17, 2009
the towns just want more money. and in return, they probably will let good police officers lose their job.
#4 Aug 26, 2009
It has nothing to do with police work or job losses. It has everything to do with revenue and private company policing. The police force is set up to enforce laws, not private companies. Also, in a town like Warrenville, there is no need for photo enforced traffic lights; because, the incident of collisions in said intersections is so small, that the reasoning for the use of these cameras for safety is a farce. Therefore, the only other reason is revenue.
#5 Jan 2, 2010
Photo Enforcement Defects
The defects below are listed in the chronological order they came to my attention, with the newest ones at the end. So, the numbers don't necessarily reflect their significance.
Defect # 1 - blurry photo of the driver - is the one which gets the most cases dismissed - if the defendant (you) takes the case all the way to a not-guilty trial.
In addition to the defects listed on this page (below), on the Camera Towns page there is more discussion of the defects as they relate to specific cities or counties.
Along with defending their ticket, every motorist needs to go on the offensive. Part of each motorist's handling of their ticket should be a call to their legislators. See the Hot Legislation section on the Action page for details.
DEFECT # 1: DRIVER'S FACE PHOTO
In California, photo enforcement tickets can put a point on your driving record. So, they have to have a picture of your face. A picture of your license plate doesn't establish that you did the crime - it only establishes that your car did it, and anyone could have been driving your car.
A bad "face" photo - blurry, or picturing a driver whose name is not on the ticket - is a common reason for dismissal of red light camera tickets.
(If you have not received a ticket with photos on it - all you have received is a "Courtesy Notice" from the Court, or a notice from a collection agency - you will need to phone the issuing police department and ask them for a copy of the ticket.)
Important: Is It a Fake / Snitch Ticket?
Does your "ticket" have the address of the Court on it? If it doesn't, or if it says, "Do not contact the court," it's not really a ticket at all. It's a police trick! See the section entitled "Police Going Too Far..." on the Your Ticket page.
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