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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


11/19/2013
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.

RESULTS
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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Source

Automated Speed Enforcement Cameras Effective in Reducing Speeding

Author: Newspaperr article

Published By: City of Chicago

Source Date: 11/19/2013

URL: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/traffic_signals_andstreetlights/news/2013/nov/speedcams.html

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Goal Areas

Safety

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas, Statewide

Keywords

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

Benefit ID: 2014-00896