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Court Puts Brakes on Illinois Red-Light Camera Lawsuit

May 21, 2019, 8:17 PM

A class action challenging an Illinois city’s red-light camera system must be dismissed, a federal court ruled.

American Traffic Solutions Inc. contracts with Illinois municipalities like Granite City to operate automated red-light enforcement systems. Motion detection cameras capture drivers running red lights and then transmit the data to law enforcement personnel, who certify that a violation has occurred. ATS then mails traffic citations on behalf of the charging municipality.

Deborah Jarman, a Granite City resident who received such a citation through first class mail, claims that the system violates Illinois law because the notices aren’t personally served or sent through...

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