Speeding has dropped 65 percent in Chicago neighborhoods where Automated Speed Enforcement systems have been installed.

City of Chicago's experience with implementing automated speed enforcement

Chicago,Illinois,United States

Summary Information

The City of Chicago installed automated speed enforcement (ASE) systems in four neighborhoods parks. The City has a chronic problem of excessive speeding around neighborhood parks and schools and ASE is a technology that can help change the culture of speeding in order to increase safety in these areas.

The City of Chicago has designated Children's Safety Zones in areas within 1/8 mile of a school or park. Automated Speed Enforcement is one tool in the toolbox of pedestrian enhancements and vehicle-speed-reduction measures the City uses within these safety zones.

In the first week of warning notices, each of the nine cameras captured a daily average of 507 vehicles speeding 10 mph or more over the speed limit.
  • By the third week of issuing tickets, the daily average of speeding dropped to 175, a reduction of more than 65 percent.

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Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras Effective in Reducing Speeding

Author: Newspaperr article

Published By: City of Chicago

Source Date: 11/19/2013



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photo enforcement, speed cameras, automated speed enforcement, automated enforcement, photo radar

Benefit ID: 2014-00896