Chicago, Illinois Speed Traps
As soon as you come off the ramp there is a “Park Safety Zone” that you’ll miss immediately. They ticket by red light camera even less than 10 mph over limit.
Drivers have to slow down to 20 miles per hour for several blocks.
Speed cameras have been installed on this stretch of south Western Ave. There is a school zone (20 mph – M – F 7 am to 4 pm), but during non-school times the speed limit has been set to a ridiculously low 30 mph. Western Ave is a major north/south street in the city, and traffic typically flows at 40 to 45 mph.
State trooper shooting laser from entrance ramp at south bound(east) entrance ramp. Driving state logo suburban.
On either side of the skyway bridge over the Calumet river, this huge, 6-lane highway is a 45 mph zone! Heading away from horrible Chicago, it is the last place you can get an Illinois ticket. Watch the outside lanes for rear-facing radar. When he pulls you over for going seventy, he will complain that you should slow down on this wide-open, gigantic stretch of TOLL road while he smiles and hands you a $140 ticket and takes your license.