Cedar Rapids, Iowa Speed Traps
March 2020 report from their site. This is not a promotion. $7.2 million dollars in 8 months!
NB I‐380 Diagonal Dr SW, number of citations 1,666
NB I‐380 J Ave NE, number of citations 6,647
SB I‐380 1st Ave SW, number of citations 142
SB I‐380 J Ave NE, number of citations 6,465
As you can see the J Ave has around 6.5k citations and the other two have a ton less. This shows how bad this area is for changing speed limits. Horrible practice. From July 2019 till this report in March 2020 they made $7,242,270.17.
I’ve gotten two tickets at this camera and my third today. The first two I thought maybe I was indeed speeding but since then I’ve made sure to never go over 65 at the most. Third ticket is 67 in a 55. There is definitely something wrong here. I’ve opted to not pay for these tickets. They can’t report to credit agencies on your debt. The worst they can do is call you on the phone to collect.
I was driving through and am out of state. 69 in 55 which I KNOW I was not doing. I’ve been doing research which led me to this website. I have been calling the attorney general’s office and been getting the runaround. Something fishy is going on. If you want to contest it why do you send a to a PO box in Beverly, MA? I’ll tell you why, it’s because Gatso, the Camera manufacturer, has an office there.
Here is a new twist!!!! I received 5 (count them FIVE) speeding tickets at this section of J Avenue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa while driving a rental car in Wisconsin!! You read that correctly!!! I rented a car from Dollar Rental at the Milwaukee airport for 10 days and NEVER left the state of Wisconsin and yet, low and behold, a month later I began receiving bills for speeding violations in Cedar Rapids. There were 5 of them which were $105 each! Each one was signed by a different cop. The odd thing was the car in the photo was not the one we rented! Ours was red– the picture showed a white vehicle. It is hard to imagine where the crooks are–in the police station? At the auto rental? Still fighting it and am disputing it with my credit card company since two of the five charges landed on my credit card! Beware!!
Just noticed an $85 charge on my credit card for rental with Alamo 3 months ago. Thought Alamo was pulling a fraud charge. Turns out that Cedar Rapids has a speed camera that nails EVERYBODY going though the area. Never heard of this before. Is this legal? It feels like a money scam by the city. The fact is everyone does this kind of speed on that road. Is the posted speed of that road artificially low just to work with the speed camera? How do you challenge the camera in court? Certainly changes my view of Cedar Rapids. Likely to avoid that city like the plague in the future. Someone should take the city to court over this scam.