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Traffic enforcement cameras to be re-activated in Cedar Rapids on June 1

This news story was published on May 31, 2019.
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Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police in Cedar Rapids announced today they will be re-activating traffic enforcement cameras in the city, Iowa’s second-largest.

The use of Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) has resulted in a reduction in both crashes and crashes with injuries in Cedar Rapids, police said Friday. The ATE system advances public interests of traffic safety and safety of emergency responders. Areas of U.S. Interstate 380 where the ATE system is in place have seen a 62 percent reduction in crashes that involve injuries. In addition, there has been a 37 percent reduction in overall crashes on the interstate since the installation of the ATE system.

The Police Department is reactivating the Automated Traffic Enforcement system effective June 1, 2019.

There will be a 30-day grace period where warnings of speed and red light violations will be issued.

Citations with fines will be enforced beginning 12:00 a.m. on July 1, 2019.

Automated traffic enforcement involves the enforcement of red-light running violations and speed limit violations. The City of Cedar Rapids uses ATE systems to enforce red-light running and speed violations at three signalized intersections on the primary highway system, including 1st Avenue and 10th Street East, 1st Avenue and L Street SW, and Williams Boulevard and 16th Avenue SW. In addition, the City uses ATE systems to enforce speed violations at four locations along U.S. Interstate 380, including northbound at Diagonal Drive SW, northbound at J Avenue NE, southbound at J Avenue NE, and southbound at 1st Avenue SW. There are two additional locations where the ATE system is in place, including the intersection of 42nd Street and Edgewood Road NE and the intersection of Center Point Road and the Collins Road ramp (north side of Highway 100).

For more information about the ATE program, visit

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    June 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Sure wish MC would get some.