Stop on Red

The City of Hometown is committed to increasing roadway safety. We strongly encourage the driving community to "Be Safe: Stop on Red". Remember, lives depend on it

Red light Intersections represent a disproportionate share of public safety problems on roadways. In fact, motorists are more likely to be injured in urban crashes involving red light running than in any other type of motor vehicle accident. Unlike collisions in which drivers have no control of the outcome, those caused by red light running can be prevented.

The City of Hometown in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is committed to increasing roadway safety, especially at intersections. A red light enforcement system will be installed at the intersection of 87th Street at IL 50 (Cicero Avenue) monitoring northbound traffic. Due to significant traffic congestion at this location, we are confident that this enforcement system will make a life-saving difference.

In order to educate and inform the community about this important safety initiative, we are launching a public awareness campaign, "Be Safe: Stop on Red." Remember, lives depend on it!

On this web site you will find information regarding the extent of the problem, the automated red light enforcement solution and frequently asked questions and answers.

Running Red Lights is Growing Problem

  • 63% of all Americans will witness a red-light running incident more than once each week, according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the American Trauma Society.
  • Intersection-related vehicle accidents caused more than 8,700 casualties in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • One in three Americans knows someone who has been injured or killed in a red light running crash.
  • Traffic crashes are the single, most significant cause of preventable death and injury in North America.

Red Light Cameras: A Proven Solution

  • Among the 89 percent of drivers who are aware of the camera programs in their cities, a majority say the devices have made intersections safer.
  • More than 550 communities across the country look to red-light safety cameras to help protect their roadways against dangerous and distracted drivers.
  • Over time, numerous studies suggest that red light cameras can save lives and increase traffic safety by:
    • Changing behavior leading to safer driving habits
    • Significantly reducing traffic crashes and dangerous driving
    • Increasing police officer safety and public safety

We strongly encourage the driving community to "Be Safe: Stop on Red." Remember, lives depend on it!