Deer Park shutting off red-light cameras

  • Drivers on southbound Rand Road still had to contend with a red-light camera just ahead at Deer Park Boulevard in Deer Park on Thursday. However, that device and another red-light camera on Deer Park Boulevard at Rand Road will be shut off Friday.

    Drivers on southbound Rand Road still had to contend with a red-light camera just ahead at Deer Park Boulevard in Deer Park on Thursday. However, that device and another red-light camera on Deer Park Boulevard at Rand Road will be shut off Friday. Bob Susnjara | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/10/2016 6:14 AM

Drivers encountering red-light cameras on Rand Road in Lake County will have two fewer devices to worry about starting sometime Friday.

One of RedSpeed Illinois LLC's cameras will be disconnected on southbound Rand Road at Deer Park Boulevard in Deer Park. The other camera that will be shut off is on Deer Park Boulevard at Rand Road.

 

Deer Park Village Administrator Beth McAndrews said she did not know exactly when on Friday the cameras will be turned off. She said Thursday the village will continue handling outstanding red-light camera violations until all are resolved.

Citing inconclusive crash data since the two cameras were installed near Deer Park Town Center in 2010, the village board approved termination of a contract with RedSpeed Illinois LLC calling for the cameras' shutdown Friday. Village documents showed the intersection, which handles roughly 47,000 vehicles daily, averaged about 10 crashes annually before and after the cameras were installed.

Rand Road red-light cameras remain in place in Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Wauconda, Lakemoor and Fox Lake.

Deer Park joins Algonquin, St. Charles, Schaumburg and other suburbs that have ended photo enforcement.

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