Storm Lake Police Seeking Public Feedback Regarding Possibility of Adding Traffic Enforcement Cameras

The City of Storm Lake is currently exploring the possibility of adding automated traffic cameras to assist the police department in providing enforcement of speeding violations.

The city council this week was given a presentation by a leading provider of traffic enforcement solutions. Storm Lake Police Chief Chris Cole says excessive speeding and reckless driving are among the biggest complains that the department hears from citizens. Cole says if automated cameras are installed, the City would decide the speed threshold for issuing tickets…(audio clip below :30 )

Cole says if a system is implemented, warnings would be issued for the first 30 days. A Storm Lake police supervisor would review and approve all citations, and there would be a process to contest citations that are issued.

Chief Cole is encouraging feedback from the public about the possibility of adding traffic enforcement cameras…(audio clip below :25 )

Comments can be made on the Storm Lake Police Department Facebook page. This (Thur) morning, Chief Cole estimated that about 80-percent of the feedback he’s seen is against adding traffic cameras.

There would be no charge to the city for traffic enforcement cameras, and they would be funded through paid citations.