More than 6000 citations issued by CR speed cameras

The City of Cedar Rapids has released data from the city's automated traffic cameras from the first six days of July, when the city began issuing citations for the first time in two years.

Automatic traffic cameras on an overhead sign structure along Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids on May 13, 2019 (Mary Green/KCRG)

From July 1 through July 6, 4,319 citations were issued. Of those, 4,261 were for speed violations and 58 were for red-light violations.

The city said it issued 13 citations for speeds greater than 30 m.p.h. over the speed limit; 18 citations for 26-30 m.p.h.; and 134 citations for 21-25 m.p.h.

The top speed to receive a citation was registered at 96 m.p.h.

The city turned the cameras on in June and issued warnings to drivers. The city began issuing citations on July 1.

Information for the entire month of July has not been made available.

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