CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — The Cedar Rapids Police Department will soon ask city council to flip the switch on the I-380 speed cameras.
This comes after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cedar Rapids back in April, ruling them legal.
Police Chief, Wayne Jerman said his reasoning is safety, which is why they were installed in the first place.
According to police, there were seven deadly accidents on the S curve from 2003 to 2009 before the cameras were installed. Since they went up in 2010 there has only been one deadly crash.
The city got the green light to turn the camera’s back on and start issuing tickets back in April. They did turn them on. However, they were not issuing citations. Instead they were collecting data.