SPEED CAMERAS: Windsor Heights Releases Data
Windsor Heights police say more than 5,000 people were cited by its automated traffic cameras in 2013.
Officials released the numbers Friday for its two mobile speed units. About 450 drivers were caught going 21 mile per hour over the speed limit or more. However, most of the citations were for lower speeds.
The cameras brought in more than $259,000. Forty-percent of that went back to the operating company. The rest of the money went to pay for new police equipment and to finance a lawsuit against the DOT concerning traffic cameras. That lawsuit was just recently dropped.
Officials say the cameras have helped reduce the number crashes in the city by seven-percent. Speed-related crashes are also down by 16-percent.