Illinois: Red-light camera company fires back at ticket collection halt

The I-Team has learned that SafeSpeed posted a letter to Mendoza on its website saying she’s made inaccurate and untrue statements, and that the “federal investigation of political corruption” involves several of her fellow elected officials.

SafeSpeed said it does not condone illegal activity and condemns any form of corruption. The company added it is cooperating with the federal investigation.

The SafeSpeed letter also said it provides the technology to municipalities to improve public safety, and that intersections where cameras are placed are deemed dangerous by police and the Illinois Department of Transportation. They said rigorous studies are done before installation.

Mendoza stands behind her initial comments, and said the overall red light camera system targets minorities and the poor.

“The system is clearly broken I’m exercising my moral authority to prevent state resources being used to assist a process that frankly victimizes tax payers,” Mendoza said earlier this week.