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More Traffic Cameras Go Online Monday

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Jessica Daley


Slow down or pay up! Windsor Heights is becoming the newest community with traffic cameras.

Starting Monday, Dec. 10 Windsor Heights will have two mobile speed cameras on their roads and on I-235.
Police Chief Dennis McDaniel unveiled the technology Tuesday. One unit is a vehicle with a camera inside. The other is a speed trailer.

The units will move around the community, possibly even multiple places in the same day. The department will post locations on their facebook and twitter pages to give drivers a heads up.

McDaniel says this effort isn't for revenue, but for safety.

"We are a busy department. Our unobligated time is minimized. We have a lot of activity in this community. We have a lot of expectations to service our community members," he says.

Any money generated from fees will go toward capital equipment for public safety and infrastructure.

The first 30 days will be a warning period. Tickets start Monday, Jan. 14 for drivers caught going 11 miles per hour or more over the speed limit. Fines start at $65.

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