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UPDATE: I-380 cameras no longer issuing tickets after court ruling

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UPDATE: Speed cameras on Interstate I-380 are no longer issuing tickets after a judge upheld a DOT order to remove automated traffic-enforcement cameras from highways and interstates. 

City spokesperson Maria Johnson says the city has filed a notice of appeal and request for a stay order. The DOT did not agree to a stay of the district court's ruling pending the appeal, which is a different position they have taken thus far. The city has started the appeals process pending possible direction from Council to do otherwise. Johnson says they intent to keep the cameras on, but not issue citations until a stay order is in place. And If the courts grant cities a stay order, they will issue citations while the case continues. 

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says there will be no additional patrols on I-380 because they don't want to take officers away from streets and neighborhoods. Without the cameras or added patrol, it's just normal patrolling operations for I-380 through CR. 

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A state judge has ruled that the Iowa Department of Transportation has the authority to order cities to remove automated traffic-enforcement cameras from highways and interstates.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/2pndgks ) that the ruling Thursday is in response to a request for judicial review filed by Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Muscatine in 2015. The cities made the request after the DOT ordered some speed cameras turned off because they did not make interstate highways safer.

The three cities had argued that the DOT was infringing on cities' ability to self-govern. But Judge Scott Rosenberg wrote that the DOT has the power to apply safety regulations on primary highways, and that the right doesn't interfere with cities' ability to enforce speed regulations.
A Des Moines official says the city will appeal.

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