Cedar Rapids OKs traffic cameras
Associated Press 6:24 a.m. CDT, October 15, 2009
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Red-light runners and speeders in Cedar Rapids beware -- you'll soon be photographed.
The City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a contact with a Massachusetts company to install, maintain and operate the traffic enforcement cameras.
Police Capt. Steve O'Konek says the city plans to install cameras at 10 intersections as well as a speed enforcement camera, probably on Interstate 380. Police also intend to use a mobile camera to catch speeders.
The mobile camera should be ready soon, and O'Konek says cameras at four intersections would be ready within 90 days. All should be installed within six months.
The company, Gatso USA, Inc., of Beverly, Mass., will get $30 for each red-light violation, with $70 for the city.
The city expects annual revenue of $750,000.
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