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Sioux City submits data on traffic cameras

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) Sioux City has submitted data to Iowa transportation officials in support of traffic cameras on state roads.

Police Chief Doug Young says in a report submitted Wednesday to the state Department of Transportation that the cameras should remain in use because they increase driving safety.

The report provides statistics on five red-light cameras on two state roads. Another six traffic cameras on city streets are not subject to new state regulations that require data to justify their use.

The Sioux City Journal reports municipalities were required to submit data to state officials by Thursday. The agency will now determine if the city can keep some or all of its cameras.

Sioux City officials have challenged the regulations through a petition. State transportation officials later criticized the move.