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New Dash Cameras Installed on Dept. of Transportation Trucks In Eastern Iowa
By Mark Carslon, Reporter
WILLIAMBSBURG, Iowa - New cameras were installed in DOT plows Friday afternoon in Williamsburg. The iPhone cameras were mounted on four trucks, which will give the DOT and general public "real time" views of the roadways.
The Department of Transportation plans to add cameras in trucks in the Coralville, Cedar Rapids and Davenport shops in the coming weeks.
"These will be really usefully for both [DOT] supervisors and anyone who wants to see the roads," said Cathy Cutler, DOT spokesperson.
In all 100 cameras will be installed on trucks across the state. They will take still photographs every five minutes while tracking their location. Drivers can then access the photographs to see current road conditions from various points across the state.
The cameras are being strategically placed on trucks that work Iowa's busiest roadways, such as Interstate 80 and 380.