Multiple police vehicles for transportation Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Despite the mayor’s advocacy for speed cameras in the city, several traffic tickets have reportedly been collected that have gone unpaid.
Two SUVs used to shuttle Lightfoot across Chicago have racked up three speed camera tickets and two warnings in the past month. Tickets not yet paid, CWB Chicago reported. on Monday.
Additionally, CWB Chicago reports that one SUV in the mayor’s fleet has an unpaid red light ticket and two SUVs previously assigned to Lightfoot’s security detail have been cited for speeding. And there are red light tickets.
One of these SUVs is eligible to be booted and impounded for lack of payment.
Two of Speed violation The perpetration by Lightfoot’s SUVs allegedly took place in school zones and citations stated that school children were present.
Since taking office, Lightfoot has supported a push to reduce the “buffer zone” limit that speed cameras allow from 10 mph to 6 mph before issuing a citation. Arguing that it would make the roads safer.
“Nobody likes speed cameras. I understand,” Lightfoot was quoted as saying last month. “But this is life or death we’re talking about here, and we have to step up as a city and address it.”
Lightfoot also pointed out the potential dangers to children, despite being ticketed for speeding by one. School zone with its own security details.
“It is unreasonable that any member of the City Council would consider voting to increase the speed limit near the spaces our children use,” Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
In 2020, The Chicago Tribune reported. that the City of Chicago rejected most of the tickets issued to Lightfoot’s security team, including tickets when the mayor was attending city-related events;
The Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank, found that Chicago issued 3.8 million Speeding tickets have brought the city about $80 million in revenue since lowering the light foot limit last year.
The Chicago City Council last week killed a measure to repeal the low-speed camera limit in a vote that Lightfoot supported.
WLS-TV reported that 84% of all speed camera tickets issued were to drivers driving 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit.