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In an effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in the community, the Village of Carol Stream has implemented an automated traffic enforcement system, also known as Red Light Cameras. These cameras are located at the intersections of eastbound and westbound North Avenue at Gary Avenue and at the intersection of eastbound North Avenue at Kuhn Road.

According to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Red Light Camera Programs can decrease red light violations by up to 60%. Traffic accidents caused by red light runners are among the most serious, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. In the United States on an annual basis, studies have shown that approximately 1,000 deaths and 176,000 injuries are caused by drivers running red lights.

There are two types of red light violations:

  • Right turn on red without coming to a complete stop, and
  • Entering an intersection after the traffic signal has turned red.

A common misconception is that the cameras will be photographing everyone as they drive through the community. In fact, sensors placed in the pavement activate the camera only when a vehicle enters the intersection during the red light cycle. A total of three photographs will be taken plus eight to ten seconds of digital video. The images include the car entering the red light intersection, the car passing through the intersection and finally a close-up of the license plate. All three images, plus a link to view the video footage on-line, will be mailed to the vehicle’s registered owner. According to Illinois law, it is illegal to photograph the faces of either drivers or passengers.

For more information regarding the Red Light Enforcement Program, contact the Carol Stream Police Department at (630) 668-2167.

Village Ordinance 2008-02-06

North Ave. @ Kuhn Rd. Statistical Analysis

North Ave. @ Gary Ave. Statistical Analysis

Village of Carol Stream Crash Data 2011-2016

North Ave. and Gary ave.

Type of Crash

Year

Turning

Other

Sideswipe

Angle

Rear End

Total

2011

3

0

2

1

16

22

2012

1

2

0

0

14

17

2013

2

0

0

0

16

18

2014

2

2

1

0

14

19

2015

5

1

0

1

12

19

2016

Unavail

Unavail

Unavail

Unavail

Unavail

Unavail

Total

8

4

3

1

60

76

 

Village of Carol Stream Crash Data 2012-2016

North Ave. and Kuhn Rd.
Type of Crash
Year Turning  Other  Sideswipe Angle  Rear End Total
2012 0 1 0 0 3 4
2013 1 0 1 1 5 8
2014 0 0 0 0 8 8
2015 2 2 0 2 5 12
2016 Unavail Unavail Unavail Unavail Unavail Unavail
Total 1 1 1 1 16 20
Total 8 4 3 1 60 76

At the time of the 2016 Red Light Camera Permit application, 2016 crash data was not available from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

500 North Gary Avenue | Carol Stream, Illinois 60188 | Phone: (630) 665-7050 | TDD: (630) 668-5785 | Fax: (630) 665-1064
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