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Speed cameras coming to Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo Police tell us four speed cameras will be used in the city, beginning November 15, 2017.

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka says crash rates have recently “taken an uptick.”

The cameras capture high resolution images and video of cars violating speed limits. 

Locations for the cameras will be chosen based on the number of violations recorded on a particular street, the number of accidents, and resident input.

During the first two weeks, warnings will be issued to violators in areas where the speed cameras are in operation.

On or about November 30th, citations with fines will be issued. Signs will be posted warning drivers that photo enforcement is in use at the major entrances to the city.

There are no upfront costs to the taxpayers for installing, operating, or maintaining the system.

Police say over time this program will be funded by violators.

The Waterloo City Council approved the use of traffic cameras on August 7, 2017 after three readings and public input.

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