Some Chicago red light camera intersections have shorter green lights, rack up millions in fines

Are there red light camera traps in Chicago? The ABC 7 I-Team found intersections in which some drivers and critics said hundreds of thousands of dollars in tickets were unfairly racked up. One of those intersections made more than $1 million this year alone.

Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles and the I-Team timed traffic lights at intersections where cameras are present and found drivers had less time to legally get through an intersection in directions where cameras were watching. In one case, the green and yellow lights were only 20 seconds combined. The city of Chicago’s 300 red light cameras have collected more than $35 million so far in 2019.