State Senate Says No To Speed Cameras
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @04:29pm CST
(Springfield) -- Drivers don't have to worry about the eye in the sky catching them for speeding.The Illinois Senate overwhelmingly voted down a plan to install speed cameras near some schools, parks, and hospitals.
Waukegan Democrat Terry Link says the cameras would have cut down on the number of people who speed past the areas.
His original plan would have set-up cameras along some highways and local roads not near a school zone.
The cameras would have mailed a ticket to lead-footed drivers.
But opponents say the cameras are little more than a money make for the state or local community.
Chicago Senator James Meeks said if the plan became law he'd need to "buy a horse" to avoid all of the possible tickets.
Other lawmakers say there are just too many problems with red light cameras for them to trust another auto-cop.
Link is not saying if he'll try to resurrect the plan this fall or sometime next year.
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