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Automated Traffic Enforcement System

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did I receive a violation notice?
Based on images captured by the automated traffic enforcement system, your vehicle was determined to have been used to commit a violation of the red light at the intersection of Touhy Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.

I do not believe I ran a red light. Where can I view my the photographs and video of the alleged violation?
To view the images and video data, logon to and enter the Violation Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) located at the right of your Notice of Violation. If you do not have access to the internet at home, computers are available (at no cost) at the Lincolnwood Public Library.

What recourse do I have, if I believe that I was erroneously issued a Notice of Violation?
If you live in Lincolnwood, you may have your appeal heard at an Administrative Hearing. Administrative Hearings are on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL. A Hearing Request Form is included with the Notice of Violation. If you do not live in Lincolnwood, you may complete the attached Non-Resident Contest by Mail form. Each completed form will be reviewed by the Administrative Hearing Officer.

How much is the fine?
The Village of Lincolnwood takes traffic safety very seriously. The fine is $100.00 for each violation.

Will this affect my driving record?
Violation of the Village Automated Traffic Enforcement System is a civil matter and treated like a parking citation. The violation is not reported to the Illinois Secretary of State.

For further information, you may contact the Lincolnwood Police Department at (847) 673-2167 and ask to speak with the on-duty watch commander.

Please click here to view the 2019 Automated Traffic Enforcement Summary Report to IDOT.

Please click here to view the 2018 Automated Traffic Enforcement Summary Report to IDOT.

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