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Red-Light Study Route 120 and 12 in IL

 

Just thought I'd give you all a heads up on a future red-light intersection. I was going to post the first article sooner, but I wanted to know if the study was given the go ahead. I called the Village of Lakemoor yesterday, but the person I needed to speak to left for the day. I called this morning, and the answer was confusing. I was told, "We're moving forward." So I asked, "It's not approved, but it's heading in that direction?" Yes. Now that I've read the second article, I got my answer. They are going ahead with the study.

http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2009/11/11/r_vf1mxpugsuarj2...

Created: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:15 a.m. CST

http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2009/11/16/r_wxkf7kfwqnihlu...

Board mulls test drive of red-light study

By DIANA SROKA - dsroka@nwherald.com

LAKEMOOR – Village officials will discuss tonight whether to allow a red-light camera company to study the intersection of Routes 12 and 120.

If approved by the board, Chicago-based SafeSpeed would study the potential effectiveness of cameras at that intersection before village officials decided whether to install them.

“That’s our busiest intersection, and that’s where we have the most severe crashes,” Lakemoor President Todd Weihofen said. “We’re voting to see if this is a direction in which we should go.”

The study would take four to six months. It would be free to the village and is nonbinding – two reasons why village officials are working with this particular company, Weihofen said.

“They seem to be the ones that give the village the most leniency with the program, so that’s what we like,” he said.

Weihofen also said SafeSpeed would not charge the village user fees for the cameras. Instead, the company would keep a portion of the tickets issued to drivers, and remaining fees would be paid to the village.

If the study indicates that cameras would decrease the number of accidents, officials then would need to vote on whether to install them. Officials also would need to decide how many cameras to install, and in which directions the cameras would face.

All four corners of the intersection are within Lakemoor village limits.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. today at Village Hall, 234 W. Rand Road.

If you go

What: Lakemoor Village Board meeting, where officials will discuss allowing a red-light camera company to study the intersection of Routes 12 and 120.

When: 7 p.m. today.

Where: 234 W. Rand Road, Lakemoor.

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Created: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 1:15 a.m. CST

Red-light camera co. to study in Lakemoor

LAKEMOOR – Village officials narrowly voted to allow a red-light camera company to study the intersection of Routes 12 and 120.

Trustees Kimberly Beach, Bob Koehl and Phil Lonigro voted against allowing Chicago-based SafeSpeed to conduct the study. Trustees Ralph Brindise, Kathy Lennon and Colin McIntyre, as well as Village President Todd Weihofen, voted in favor of the study at the board’s meeting late last week.

The study will take four to six months. It is free to the village and is nonbinding. Officials in favor of the study hope it will help them determine whether installing the cameras would decrease the number of accidents at the notoriously busy intersection.

If cameras are installed, the company will keep a portion of the tickets issued to drivers, and remaining fees will be paid to the village.

– Diana Sroka

Red Light Study

It's always better to have a completely independent company to do such a study, if one needs to be done. Then there is the possibility that the results of the study might conclude - no, we don't need the camera, as a possibility!

Fred

It's official

The red light cameras have been installed.

Lakemoor Redlight cameras

twix wrote:

The red light cameras have been installed.

I noticed last weekend that these cameras are now active, I submitted "Report an enforcement camera" last weekend. I checked the latest Redlight Camera file 1-4-12, this intersections hasn't been added yet.

Lakemoor

ScottK1968 wrote:
twix wrote:

The red light cameras have been installed.

I noticed last weekend that these cameras are now active, I submitted "Report an enforcement camera" last weekend. I checked the latest Redlight Camera file 1-4-12, this intersections hasn't been added yet.

Hi ScottK1968,

I just checked with JM and he did receive your report. I have it now and this will be included in the Wednesday update.

Thanks for your help.

~Angela

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"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit." -- Somerset Maugham

Lakemoor Redlight Camera

GlobeTurtle wrote:
ScottK1968 wrote:
twix wrote:

The red light cameras have been installed.

I noticed last weekend that these cameras are now active, I submitted "Report an enforcement camera" last weekend. I checked the latest Redlight Camera file 1-4-12, this intersections hasn't been added yet.

Hi ScottK1968,

I just checked with JM and he did receive your report. I have it now and this will be included in the Wednesday update.

Thanks for your help.

~Angela

Your welcome,
Scott

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