Speed Cameras On Interstate 380 Going Live Saturday

By Jeff Raasch

Radar-enabled speed cameras are attached to a sign post as traffic moves along northbound Interstate 380 near the Diagonal Dr. SW exit on Friday, May 21, 2010, in Cedar Rapids. The cameras will record speeders and issue a ticket for the infraction. (Jim Slosiarek/KCRG-TV9)

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By Richard Pratt

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Speeders on Interstate 380 will be ticketed starting Saturday if they are caught by the automatic enforcement camera.

The cameras are monitoring northbound traffic near the Diagonal Drive SW exit. For the past two weeks, violators have been issued warnings.

But at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, that will change, police said.

Fines will range from $25 to $500, depending on how fast the vehicle was traveling. The speed limit in the area is 55 mph.

More cameras will be installed near St. Luke’s Hospital to monitor southbound traffic in the future, police said.

Police Chief Greg Graham said the number of speeders on I-380 in Cedar Rapids has decreased since the cameras first started rolling. Three weeks ago, the cameras identified about 400 violators each day. Now, the daily number is around 100.

Still, more than 1,000 speeders were caught from June 2 to June 10, police said.

“That tells me we have a speeding problem,” Sgt. Cristy Hamblin said.


Locations of all of the Red Light Cameras and Speed Camera:
1st Ave & 10th St SE
1st Ave & 10th St NE
2nd Ave & 10th St SE
2nd Ave & 3rd St SW
2nd Ave & 3rd St SW
2nd Ave & 6th St. SW
2nd Ave & 6th St. SW
1st Ave & Lst SW
1st Ave & L St SW
Edgewood Rd & 42nd St NE
Edgewood Rd & 42nd St NE
I380 Northbound @ Diagonal Dr SW
Mobile Speed - varies

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