TRAFFIC CAMERAS: DOT Releases New Rules

traffic cam

The Iowa Department of Transportation has released its newly developed rules to govern automated traffic enforcement on Iowa highways.

The rules apply to fixed and mobile systems along with red light cameras.

Iowa DOT Director Paul Trombino says safety is the DOT’s number one priority, “Automated traffic enforcement systems need to be implemented in ways that enhance safety on the roadways. The rules will ensure placement does not cause unnecessary distractions or obstructions for motorists that could cause unsafe situations.”

The DOT says these rules will help provide local government agencies with a specific application process. The rules say automated enforcement shall only be considered after other engineering and enforcement solutions have been explored and implemented.

The rules also say automated cameras should not be used as long-term solutions.

You can find the automated traffic enforcement rules listed here on page 53.