Chicago’s new pace cameras have clocked almost 205,000 violations in just over monthly.
An analysis shows the cameras in eight security locations recorded the speeding violations between Aug. 3.
The cameras are just issuing warnings to motorists, but fines can be levied starting later this month. If the violations had been tickets, they are able to have created nearly $13.9 million for the town in only 39 days.
That is on pace to become well above the $40 million to $60 million in extra revenue prediction by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for next year.
Nevertheless the number of details is prompting criticism from some who say the cameras are more about earning money for the town than protecting people and children.
The area with the speed camera is Sauganash Elementary School, 6040 N. Kilpatrick Ave.