Automated Traffic Enforcement System

The Village of Lincolnwood utilizes an automated traffic enforcement system, otherwise known as a red-light camera to enforce traffic violations at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Touhy Avenue. The eastbound Touhy Avenue approach is enforced through the use of the automated system.

The goal of the program is to enhance intersection safety by reducing traffic signal (red light) violations and thereby reducing motor vehicle traffic crashes. According to national statistics, annually more than 2,000,000 traffic crashes, 150,000 injuries, and 900 fatalities occur at intersection-related crashes.

How the Program Works

  • The automated traffic enforcement system only photographs a vehicle, if it enters the intersection after the traffic signal has turned red.
  • The first image shows the vehicle at or behind the white stop bar and an illuminated red (light) traffic signal.
  • The second image shows the vehicle passed the white stop bar and an illuminated red (light) traffic signal.
  • The image of the license plate is a close-up view.
  • The data includes the date, time, and duration of the yellow and red traffic signals.
  • The camera records a 12-second digital video of the alleged violation, including six seconds prior to and after the incident.
  • The incident is reviewed and approved by a Lincolnwood Police Officer before a notice is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
  • Once it has been determined that a violation may have occurred, the Village’s vendor mails the registered owner of the vehicle a Notice of Violation.