SPEED CAMERAS: Final Vote Approved

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Polk County Supervisors have given their final approval to a plan that brings mobile speed cameras to rural highways in Polk County.

The board of supervisors held the final reading for the automated traffic enforcement ordinance Tuesday morning.

The ordinance passed after a 3 to 2 vote.

It allows for the use of two mobile speed cameras. Fines start at $65 for drivers going 11 miles or more over the speed limit.

While the ordinance passed, there is still debate as to whether the cameras make roads safer or simply generate revenue for the county.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says they will use social media to inform the public about where the units will be placed. They could be on rural highways by March 1st.