Red Light Protests
- Protesters rallied Sunday on Chicago's North Side against red light cameras that have resulted in more tickets for motorists.
The protesters waved signed and handed out flyers to drivers. They are urging passage of a Senate bill that bans automatic ticketing in Illinois.
The demonstrators claim officials installed the cameras not for safety, but to raise revenue, and they say, in 2008, Chicago took in $45 million in fines from camera-generated tickets.
Now, if someone just points out to these protesters that when red-light cameras are challenged in court, municipalities lose more often than they win on the Constitutional front.