Muscatine to deploy new tool to enforce speed limits


UPDATE: The car will be on the 2100 Block of Bidwell Road on Monday, November 21, 2016.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) –  In Muscatine, beware of speeding at intersections and on city streets around town. The police department just announced it will expand its speed enforcement program.

A black Chevy Sonic has been doing test runs and now they plan to deploy the car to catch speeders across Muscatine. With radar and a camera pointing out the front window it can spend all day long, sitting unmanned, and watching for traffic moving faster than it should be.

The system works just like the stationary cameras in place at several intersections. When it catches an alleged speeder a citation will go out to whomever the vehicle is registered to.muscatinespeedcar1

“More or less it’s kind of the evolution of traffic enforcement. It gives us the opportunity to enforce the traffic laws without again, having an officer there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Sergeant Vincent Motto.

Along with areas where police receive complaints, they plan to use the equipment at school zones and construction zones. They will also post their location on the city’s website and facebook page. The start date for issuing citations is Monday, November 21st.


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