02/14/2011 02:24 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Del Valle Challenges City's Red Light Cameras

The corner of Halsted & Madison might seem an unlikely place for a press conference.

But Chicago mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle picked this location Monday afternoon for a very specific reason. It's because it's one of Chicago's over 190 red light camera enforced intersections.

"Red light cameras were originally intended for the purpose of protecting pedestrians and reducing the number of automobile accidents at intersections with a history of automobile accidents," said del Valle. "I want to go back to that original intent."

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