TRAFFIC CAMS: September Numbers Released
Des Moines’ traffic cameras don’t seem to slowing down many drivers.
The city report says 4,465 citations were issued by the five red light cameras and the I-235 and mobile speed cameras in September. Only 1,997 citations were paid during the month though, leaving the city with just $35,031 in revenue.
The number of citations issued per month this year has ranged from 3,171 in January to 5,358 in May. Though only 4,832 citations were issued in August, 6,528 in outstanding fines were paid. That makes August the highest paying month for the city, bringing in $315,949.
As of the end of September 8,377 citations have yet to be paid.
Year-to-date, the city has made $1.3 million from the cameras.