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Whats the kill distance on the MRCT speed cameras in Chicago? Is 500 Feet warning from max360 enough? Also are these things bidirectional?

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They are not bidirectional, they are unidirectional and can only monitor one direction per camera.

The "kill distance" varies depending on the installation.

Our Defender database includes every speed camera in Chicago, whether they use Multaradar (MTR) or not.
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They are not bidirectional, they are unidirectional and can only monitor one direction per camera.

The "kill distance" varies depending on the installation.

Our Defender database includes every speed camera in Chicago, whether they use Multaradar (MTR) or not.
Thanks for the answers! if its unidirectional nothing to worry about and 500 feet is plenty if coming from behind but what about coming from the front? . I am still a little bit concerned as I was able to find this example of a ticket from the previous great mayor of the city as he was coming up on the opposite side (two black suvs) towards the front of the camera.



It seems that some of these are monitoring both sides of the traffic. By looking at https://data.cityofchicago.org/Trans...ions/4i42-qv3h It be nice if we could increase the range of detecting speed camera without the escort app as its subscription based.

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good information, thank you for sharing this. are you sure you didnt get hit by the camera on the other side? was there one
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good information, thank you for sharing this. are you sure you didnt get hit by the camera on the other side? was there one
This is not a speeding ticket i got but an example I found online of a single camera monitoring both directions, I checked google maps and that is the only camera. The Chicago camera website also reports it monitoring both directions of traffic, I think that 500 feet when coming towards the front of these cameras might not be enough to slow down in time.

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Speed cameras alert at 500 ft when traveling below 55 mph, and 1000 ft when traveling above 55 mph.

Be aware that Defender includes many speed camera locations in Chicago which are enforced from both directions. W Ogden is presently not one though. Thank you for this information! We will review this further and update the database as necessary.
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