CHICAGO — Three parks around the city had their nearby speed cameras turned on to give out real tickets — not warnings — on Monday, the city said.
The latest speed cameras to go live are near Washington Park on the South Side, Douglas Park on the West Side and Legion Park on the North Side.
The exact addresses for the new cameras are:
• 5330 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the Washington Park Children’s Safety Zone;
• 2912 and 2917 W. Roosevelt Rd. in the Douglas Park Children’s Safety zone;
• 3034 W. Foster Ave. in the Legion Park Children’s Safety Zone;
In addition, the city Department of Transportation said the cameras at 57 and 62 E. 95th Street in the Abbott Park Children’s Safety Zone will begin enforcement on Nov. 25.
The cameras at 3100 W. Augusta Blvd. near Humboldt Park, 2900 W. Ogden Ave. near Douglas Park and 445 W. 127th St. near Major Taylor Park will go live on Nov. 30.
The city said it will first only ticket people going 10 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit, which is 30 mph near parks.
The threshold will be gradually lowered, the city said.
Going 6-10 mph over the speed limit will eventually cost you $35. Going 11 mph or more will bring a $100 ticket.
The enforcement hours around parks are limited to when the park is open (typically 6 am to 11 pm, seven days a week).
For speed cameras near schools, the enforcement hours will from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. The speed limit near schools is 20 mph.