Red light cameras to write parking tickets?!?

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Mike Brockway, publisher of, wrote an excellent piece for calling attention to the city looking into other ways red light cameras could generate revenue on law-breaking vehicles. He explains the city’s thinking and estimates its legitimacy. Meanwhile, Turi wonders how this technology can accurately represent the human element in ticket-writing, like how to possibly flirt with a camera to get out of a ticket.


A Redflex red light camera is placed at the corner of W. Cermak Road and S. Canal Street Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)