Speed cameras can lead to more traffic citations and headaches for drivers in Illinois. Drivers in Chicago may be used to speed cameras catching them going just over the posted speed limit, but drivers across the state are not. However, if a proposed bill is passed, drivers throughout Illinois could be subjected to speed cameras too.
The bill would get rid of a rule that says speed cameras can only be placed in cities or towns with 1 million people or more. Getting rid of this requirement would allow municipalities in Illinois to use speed cameras to crack down on speeding. It would also most likely increase a municipality's revenue by issuing more traffic citations.