CHICAGO — If you see a flash from a speed camera this weekend, don't worry: This is only a test.
In the future, speeding caught on camera will cost you between $35 and $100 per ticket, but for the next two weeks, any flashes you see at four city parks are for equipment testing only, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
No tickets or warnings will be issued for the two-week period, which starts Saturday. A 30-day warning period will begin at the end of August, CDOT said.
The testing cameras will be at four parks across the city:
— Gompers Park at 4124 W. Foster Ave. and 5119 N. Pulaski Road in North Park
— Garfield Park at 3790 W. Madison St. and 3694 W. Jackson Blvd. in Garfield Park
— Washington Park at 5530 S. Cottage Grove Ave. and 534 E. Morgan Drive in Washington Park
— Marquette Park at 3450 W. 71st St., 6818 S. Kedzie Ave. and 6909 S. Kedzie Ave in Chicago Lawn
Fifty cameras from vendor American Traffic Solutions will be installed by the end of the year, and revenue will go toward safety-related initiatives including after-school programs, crossing guards and police officers, and infrastructure improvements like painting crosswalk markings and erecting traffic signs.
Speeding between 6 and 10 miles over the speed limit is a $35 ticket, and speeding 11 or more miles over the speed limit is $100, CDOT said.
CDOT expects the cameras to draw about $15 million in revenue for the remainder of the year with $40-$60 million expected in the first full year.