Chicago, apparently, doesn’t have the problem with the Photo Cop device that Minneapolis has. A camera catches people running red lights. It was struck down here, however, because it couldn’t be proven that the driver of the car was the owner (wink).
And why not? The city is expected to reap $50 million a year in fines. Minnesotans claimed that the cameras were little more than an electronic shakedown here. But in Chicago, the system survived a legal challenge when a court ruled it legal to hold an owner responsible for the actions of his/her vehicle.
Still, red light running is said to have dropped 58 percent at the photographed Chicago intersections.