Red Light Camera Enforcement Program
Drivers Take Notice - Red Light Cameras Are Installed in the Village
In an effort to enhance safety at some of Schiller Park’s most dangerous intersections, the Village Board approved the installation of an automated traffic enforcement system, also known as "Red Light Cameras", for several intersections within the Village. Cameras are currently installed and operating at three (3) intersections (four (4) locations):
- Mannheim Road & Irving Park Road (northbound Mannheim)
- Lawrence Avenue & River Road (southbound River & eastbound Lawrence)
- River Road & Irving Park Road (eastbound Irving Park)
According to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Red Light Camera Programs can decrease red light violations up to 60%. Traffic accidents caused by red light runners are among the most serious, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. Studies have shown that approximately 800 people die and 180,000 people are injured annually in the United States because of drivers running red lights. There are Two Types of Red Light Violations: (1) Right turn on Red Without coming to a complete stop and (2) Entering an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red.
A common misconception is that the cameras will be photographing everyone as they drive thru the community. In fact, Sensors placed in the pavement activate the camera only when a vehicle enters the intersection during the red light cycle. A total of three (3) photographs will be taken plus 8-10 seconds of digital video. The images include: the car entering the red light intersection, the car passing thru the intersection and finally, a close-up of the license plate. All three (3) photographs, plus a link to view the video footage on-line, will be provided to the vehicle’s registered owner as part of the information included with the mailed violation. According to Illinois Law, it is illegal to photograph the faces of either drivers or passengers.
More detailed information on the Red Light Camera Program can be found by clicking here to view some Frequently Asked Questions or here to view an informational flyer. If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ document or need to speak to someone at the Red Light Camera contractor please call 866-562-4125.