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Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

In Cedar Rapids I learned about speed cameras one evening during a tornado warning when I was just trying to get back to where I was staying. Only a few MPH over the limit, on deserted Hwy 380, but an automatic ticket was waiting in my mailbox when I returned home.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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1. Re: Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

They do have signs, though they're not real huge or noticeable.

Behave yourself, Big Brother is watching you . . .

Edited: 25 June 2014, 17:55
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2. Re: Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

Where ISN'T there speed or red light cameras these days??

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Most states don't have SPEED cameras at all, although red-light cameras are more common. Only 15 states in the whole country do have speed cameras. My only objection is that they don't allow for unusual circumstances or conditions.

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As a CR resident, I recommend using your GPS with red light camera alerts enabled. If you went 12 mph over the limit through CR on 380, you could find 3 tickets in your mailbox!

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As a CR resident, I recommend using your GPS with red light camera alerts enabled. If you went 12 mph over the limit through CR on 380, you could find 3 tickets in your mailbox!

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Seriously? It should be ok to break the law if the weather is bad?

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<<<<<<My only objection is that they don't allow for unusual circumstances or conditions

Speeding in bad weather is usually not "allowed"

Your speed turned one possible dangerous situation into 2 dangerous situations.

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8. Re: Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

Only here in the Midwest would a tornado on the ground be described as "bad weather!" :-)

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Stay out of Iowa! Nothing there anyway.

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10. Re: Watch out for speed camera tickets in Iowa

That's awesome takerrn. Great post. Thanks for sharing your brilliant insight and intelligence with this forum. Can't wait for your second post.

Edited: 25 August 2014, 18:53
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