View Full Version : Red Light Ticket ScandalChicago's red light camera scandal deepened Wednesday with th

08-16-2014, 01:53 AM
Looks like Chicago gave out thousands of bogus tickets and bribes paved the way......

Chicago's red light camera scandal deepened Wednesday with the federal indictment of a former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO on charges she and a top City Hall manager conspired to rig the camera business for a decade.

Karen Finley, one of several Redflex executives dumped amid the scandal, was indicted along with former city official John Bills and a longtime Bills friend accused of being the bagman in a $2 million bribery scheme that ran from 2002 until 2012, when the Tribune first disclosed Bills' ties to the company.
Chicago's red light camera system has lost credibility

The Chicago program grew into a marquee system for Redflex — the largest in the United States — and generated nearly $500 million in $100 tickets for the cash-starved city. But now it is the subject of multiple probes and political attacks after the Tribune's reports and more recent revelations that thousands of drivers were fined during suspicious spikes in tickets.

BTW; Redflex is operating in many American cities...........


George Jung
08-16-2014, 08:57 AM
I hadn't seen this; thanks.

The redlight cameras were indicted as a scam many years ago - nothing more than a way for cities to suck evermore dollars out of the public. Shortened yellows, increased accidents, all proven. I think we had a thread on this a year or so ago.

Phillip Allen
08-16-2014, 09:12 AM
some of us understood from the beginning... it's all about the money

08-16-2014, 09:25 AM
It's always about the money. Follow it, Deep Throat noted.

ron ll
08-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Washington State has a couple of toll bridges that use a "Good to Go" system which is a windshield mounted strip that is read by a scanner on the bridge that then takes money out of your credit card. But if your credit card number changes for any reason, they start fining you usury amounts and mailing you notices that are purposely designed to look like junk mail. On top of that, the one judge that hears all of the appeals has simply decided that everyone is guilty and must pay the fines. One friend paid $2400, and another friend just paid $8500. The latter made the recent newspapers and has now started a class action suit against these. As I understand it, the State contracts with a company in Texas for the toll service and neither the company nor the State have any incentive to correct this lucrative system. Not sure how far they will get with the lawsuit, but at least it is finally getting some press.

08-16-2014, 09:53 AM
more on that here...