TRAFFIC CAMS: Citations Down In October

Traffic Cameras

The latest automatic traffic camera report released by the city of Des Moines shows the number of violations issued in October was the lowest since all the cameras began issuing citations.

The city issued more than 3, 687 citations in October among the metro’s five red light cameras, mobile speed unit and the speed camera on I-235.  That’s the lowest number of citations since January.

The number of tickets paid last month netted the city about $112,675.

The city issued more than 4,465 citations in September, but only brought in$35,031 in revenue from paid citations. In August, 4,832 citations were sent out and the city saw $315,949 in revenue from paid citations.

The most citations were issued in May, when more than 5,358 were mailed to drivers.