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Sioux City considering lowering traffic camera fines

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Sioux City officials will consider lowering fines levied against motorists caught speeding by traffic cameras posted on Interstate 29. 

The Sioux City Journals reports that the City Council will discuss at a Monday meeting whether to reduce the fine from $168 to $100. 

Assistant City Attorney Justin Vondrak says drivers caught going 11 to 15 mph over the posted speed limit are subjected to the current fine. 

Vondrak says the proposed reduction would apply only to speed cameras on 1-29 and not to the city's red-light cameras posted around town. 

In 2012, the council lowered the fine for red-light violations from $195 to $100, an amount more inline with other Iowa cities with cameras. 

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