OTTAWA, Ill -- The Illinois Supreme Court took up a constitutional challenge to red light cameras in Chicago and eight counties in the state.
The cameras are designed to catch any vehicle going through a red-light, and generate a ticket to be sent to the car's owner.
Those against red light cameras argued that legislation singled out one area of the state only--not a state-wide law. Chicago's attorney argued that because of traffic density, those eight counties are where red-light cameras are most needed.
One justice --Ann Burke --didn't attend. Her husband, Chicago alderman Ed Burke voted to bring in red-light cameras.
Meanwhile, a warning today from the National Coalition for Safe Roads---which says 85-hundred people were injured in red-light crashes, and that the upcoming Memorial Day weekend has the highest number of red-light violations.
That information obtained from records of red-light cameras.