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Cedar Rapids speed cameras will stay, despite DOT concerns

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids speed cameras will stay up despite concerns over their location.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is claiming the city is breaking a state rule because two cameras along Interstate 380 in downtown Cedar Rapids are within 1,000 feet of a speed limit change.

Thousands of tickets were issued from those cameras over the past few years, and Cedar Rapids officials say those tickets are still valid.

"We kind of see this as kind of a little silly argument here between the city and the DOT," said Ron Corbett, Cedar Rapids mayor. "We do believe it will be one that will end up resolving itself in favor of safety."

Corbett says there are three possible solutions: The city could ask the DOT for an exception to the variance, the DOT could move the speed limit signs, or the city could move the cameras.
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