CHICAGO — Drivers in Lakeview and Washington Park, beware. Two new speed cameras are now active in your neighborhoods.
The new cameras, which were activated Dec. 6, near Challenger Park, 1142 N. Irving Park Road, and Washington Park, 56 E. Morgan Dr., are actively issuing warnings to drivers going more than 6 mph over the posted speed limit.
For the first 30 days the cameras are active, they will generate warnings for speeding violations. Then there will be a two-week period before tickets are issued, to ensure drivers receive their warnings, the city said in a statement.
Fines for are $35 for vehicles going 6-10 mph over the speed limit, and $100 for vehicles traveling 11 or more mph over the limit.
Speed cameras began appearing near parks and schools in the fall, with the goal of adding 50 by the end of the year.
In November, the city announced it had seen speeding incidents drop by tw-thirds in the first week warnings were issued near four parks where speed cameras were posted.
The city expects to reap $15 million from speed-camera violations in 2013.