State Police’s Video Surveillance Cutting Down on Traffic DeathsAuthor/Presenter: Mehrotra, Kartikay
The presence of photo-enhancement vans dispersed by Illinois State Police, which have been promoted with highway signs, ad campaigns and accompanied by increased enforcement, is paying off. The number of deaths in work zones along Illinois highways has fallen from 44 in 2003 to 21 in 2007. Those vans are automated to issue a $375 ticket to anyone over the posted speed limit. A second ticket drives the fine up to $1,000 and the risk of a 90-day license suspension.