Tuesday, December 17, 2013

State to cities: cameras aren't there to just make money

State Transportation Director Paul Trombino said on Monday that Iowa cities like Cedar Rapids with traffic enforcement cameras on state roads won’t have to take them down if they add to highway safety. Instead, Trombino said proposed new rules being adopted by the state will require that cities with enforcement cameras along with the state conduct an annual review to see if the cameras are adding to highway safety and not simply producing revenue for local communities. DOT Director: Traffic Cameras Need to Prove Safety, Not Just Bring in Revenue
Not quite abolishing the revenue-generating boxes, but it's a step in the right direction, although a very minor one.

Don't want to kill the $3 million cash cow, do they?

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