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Intersection cameras watching for more than moving violations

November 10, 2010
Dealers fined for absent plate

Illinois has several automated traffic enforcement laws, mostly red light cameras that generate tickets when drivers fail to obey traffic signals.

But some cameras are catching more than rolling stops.

Several dealers recently alerted the CATA about $100 fines they received because company cars they or their employees drove did not have license plates on both the front and rear of the cars.

The fault likely stems from employees who were too hurried to afix two plates on a test-drive vehicle or who were trying to stretch the supply of plates at the dealership.

As a reminder, the Illinois Vehicle Code demands that vehicles owned by state residents or businesses be equipped with both front and rear license plates.