Chicago: New Traffic Cameras (Block the Box/Bus Lane Enforcement) Would Require Changes In Illinois Law

Scheinfeld said expanding automated enforcement to include cameras that could capture drivers blocking the intersection or motorists clogging bus lanes should be the future of transit in Chicago.

But it would require some changes to Illinois’ current law, which currently limits the use of these types of cameras.

“We need Springfield to continue expanding our authority in order to be able to do that,” Scheinfeld said.

Chicago driver Kevin Sites said people who abide by the rules have nothing to worry about.

Not everyone agrees, however.

“It’s really hard when the lights are changing and you don’t know for sure if you’re going to make it through the intersection or not because sometimes you do have to stop for people further on,” Parry said.