Bad timing: Last night I was turning left onto Belmont from Kedzie. I was sitting in the intersection, and as the light turned red a white station wagon barreled through. As I turned I saw the camera flash, catching both their, and my, license plates. I wondered – will I get an automatic ticket?
Good timing: The Chicago Sun-Times answered that question this morning. If you’re already over the white “stop bar” painted on the ground you’re safe. If you cross that line after the light turns red, you get to pay $100.
Photoenforced.com states that the cameras are rigged to only capture plates of cars travelling at a certain speed. You can also find a map of red light cameras in the Chicagoland area on their website.