Jul 21, 2022 - News
Speed ticket threshold stays at 6 mph
City Council voted 26-18 yesterday to keep ticketing drivers who speed 6 mph over the limit near parks and schools.
Context: Mayor Lori Lightfoot had argued that 6 mph over — instead of 10 mph — makes the roads safer and helps with city revenue.
Yes, but: Ald. Anthony Beale and others believe the controversial practice unfairly targets communities of color.
Zoom in: As we reported earlier this week, the city's overall car crashes have actually fallen from pre-pandemic levels.
- But crashes with injuries have remained pretty steady, while crash fatalities are way up.
- In the last year, crashes with serious injuries have not been distributed equally, with the biggest rise on the South and West sides.
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