Chicago crosswalk scofflaw program
In early June, a most amazing news report caught our attention: In Albany Park, police officers posing as pedestrians had written more than a hundred warning citations to motorists who violated safe crossing laws. Eureka! You mean Chicago is going to become a civil place for pedestrians? Could this be the solution to the city’s budget problem as the city decides to ticket the thousands of drivers who treat crosswalks as a one-sided game of chicken? Alas, so far we’ve not heard more of it.
Best of Chicago 2008