Hoffman Estates adds red-light cameras at fifth village intersection
Hoffman Estates police have installed a red-light camera at the intersection of Golf and Barlett roads and, as of Monday, are issuing tickets to drivers who disobey signals at the crossing.
The intersection becomes the fifth in the village now monitored by red-light cameras. The others are Roselle and Higgins roads; Higgins and Barrington roads; Barrington and Golf roads; and Golf and Sutton roads.
Sgt. Julie Golden of the Hoffman Estates Police Department's traffic division said crashes at Golf and Bartlett roads from motorists running red lights have been especially severe.
"The village's number one concern is motorist safety, and that intersection has been deemed to be unsafe," she said.
The red-light camera is activated when motion is detected, indicating a vehicle is entering the intersection after the traffic signal has turned red, according to police. The camera captures two images of the vehicle -- one showing it before entering the intersection on a red light, and one showing it proceeding through the intersection on red.
A video also is made of the violation. Both then are reviewed by a police officer before a citation is issued, police said.
Owners of vehicles that are photographed running red lights will receive a notice in the mail, and are subject to a minimum fine of $100. Those who receive a violation can obtain additional information or view their photographs and video online at www.violatininfo.com. Citizens also can call toll free (866) 790-4111 if they have questions.