DES MOINES, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Traffic cameras along I-380 in Cedar Rapids are legal, according to a ruling delivered by the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday.
The state's high court upheld a lower court's decision to throw out a lawsuit against the City of Cedar Rapids and Gatso, the city's traffic camera vendor. The court found that the cameras are not an invasion of privacy and did not violate due process as alleged by the plaintiffs in the case.
In the 95 page opinion, the court also said the cameras grant leeway to enforce public safety.
Currently, the cameras along I-380 in Cedar Rapids are turned on and collecting traffic data, but they have not issued tickets since April 2017. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is preparing a presentation for city council members so they can begin to utilize the cameras for ticketing again.