Illinois Tollways Install Cameras To Monitor Traffic Congestion For Commuters

Chicago has been taking
a beating lately for its’ congested traffic. A study recently published by
Texas A&M University reported that Chicago was the third most congested
city in the country for driving commutes. Regardless, the Illinois Tollway
System announced last month that they have installed 15 new cameras at various
tollways around the Chicagoland area, which can be viewed online by drivers.
Per the  Chicago Tribune, cameras have been installed along the Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90); eight cameras
along the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294); two cameras along the Veterans
Memorial Tollway (I-355); and two cameras along the Reagan Memorial Tollway
(I-88).

The
purpose of these cameras is to allow drivers to assess traffic congestion
before planning their commute. Camera images are uploaded approximately every
five minutes, and viewers must refresh the page to view updates. Image
quality is dependent on weather conditions, the tollway said.
 “Our goal in posting these images online is to give our customers
another valuable source of information to help them manage their travel
decisions,” Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur
said in a news release. Click here for a link to the website.

It will
be interesting to look at the traffic accident statistics at the end of the
year and see if there is a decrease in car crashes in the areas where the
cameras are placed. It will be interesting to also see if traffic congestion
decreases in these areas as people are choosing alternate routes and times to
reach their destinations. 

If you
or someone you love has been injured in a Chicago car crash or Chicago truck accident then call Chicago personal injury attorney Aaron Bryant for a free consultation at 312-588-3384 or go to the firm website at www.blgchicago.com. 
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Illinois Tollways Install Cameras To Monitor Traffic Congestion For Commuters

Chicago has been taking
a beating lately for its’ congested traffic. A study recently published by
Texas A&M University reported that Chicago was the third most congested
city in the country for driving commutes. Regardless, the Illinois Tollway
System announced last month that they have installed 15 new cameras at various
tollways around the Chicagoland area, which can be viewed online by drivers.
Per the Chicago Tribune, cameras have been installed along the Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90); eight cameras
along the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294); two cameras along the Veterans
Memorial Tollway (I-355); and two cameras along the Reagan Memorial Tollway
(I-88).

The
purpose of these cameras is to allow drivers to assess traffic congestion
before planning their commute. Camera images are uploaded approximately every
five minutes, and viewers must refresh the page to view updates. Image
quality is dependent on weather conditions, the tollway said.
 “Our goal in posting these images online is to give our customers
another valuable source of information to help them manage their travel
decisions,” Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur
said in a news release. Click here for a link to the website.

It will
be interesting to look at the traffic accident statistics at the end of the
year and see if there is a decrease in car crashes in the areas where the
cameras are placed. It will be interesting to also see if traffic congestion
decreases in these areas as people are choosing alternate routes and times to
reach their destinations. 

If you
or someone you love has been injured in a Chicago car crash or Chicago truck accident then call Chicago personal injury attorney Aaron Bryant for a free consultation at 312-588-3384 or go to the firm website at www.blgchicago.com. 
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