Supreme Court Takes up Davenport Traffic Camera Case
By Becky Ogann
Story Created: Apr 30, 2008
Story Updated: Apr 30, 2008
DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court is hearing more arguments in a case involving Davenport's traffic cameras, used to catch speeders and red-light violators.
The case was triggered by Monique Rhodes of Rock Island, Ill., who received a ticket from a camera while driving through Davenport. She sued in 2006.
Arguments before the court on Tuesday focused on whether the cameras conflict with state motor vehicle code requiring uniform traffic fees and whether the plaintiff's payment of the fine was voluntary.
Davenport has suspended its camera program.
Tuesday's hearing could affect the future of similar programs used to catch drivers in Clive and Council Bluffs.
A ruling is not expected for months.