© Ban The Cams!
The City's data clearly demonstrates there has not been a progressive reduction of citations issued at any camera location. Instead, the data shows counterproductive progressive increase.
The long debate over automated traffic enforcement cameras has resumed at the state capitol.
Legislation to prohibit traffic enforcement cameras got a yellow light Wednesday as a House subcommittee advanced the bill, but members indicated they anticipate regulating the devices rather than banning them.
Cedar Rapids quietly discontinued a controversial collection initiative in which people owing money for unpaid automated traffic camera tickets had their debt turned over to the state, which in turn withheld their state income tax returns.
The Interstate Highway 235 traffic camera on the metro’s west side was not producing citations for 14 months -- and speeding picked up markedly.
A recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that the state’s Department of Transportation cannot force cities to shut off traffic enforcement cameras means Sioux City likely will have the go-ahead to activate its cameras at will.