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City of Cedar Rapids replies to DOT concerns over speed cameras

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

After receiving a letter from the Iowa Department of Transportation regarding some of the speed and red light cameras in Cedar Rapids, the city has replied.

The DOT says the city is breaking a new rule because two sets of speed cameras on Interstate 380 are within 1,000 feet of a speed change.

The city has made multiple recommendations regarding the cameras:

  1. The city says the DOT could have the speed limit signs moved.
  2. The city says the DOT could waive the 1,000-foot rule.
  3. The city could move the cameras, though the city says this option would be costly.

In addition, the city revealed that the DOT also expressed concerns over red light cameras at the intersection of 1st Ave and 10th St SE. The red light camera here is also within 1,000 feet of a speed limit change. The city is asking for a waiver because the cameras give out tickets for running lights, not for speed limit violations.

According to the City of Cedar Rapids, the Iowa Department of Transportation has not asked the city to remove any of the cameras. The city says all tickets that have been issued are still valid.

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