Automated traffic enforcement (ATE) is one of many safety countermeasures that can be used to enhance roadway safety. Automated enforcement may involve the enforcement of red-light running violations and speed limit violations. The City of Cedar Rapids uses ATE systems to enforce red-light running and speed violations at three signalized intersections on the primary highway system. In addition, the City uses ATE systems to enforce speed violations at four locations along United States Interstate 380 (I-380). There are two additional locations where the ATE system is in place, including the intersection of 42nd Street and Edgewood Road NE and the intersection of Center Point Road and Collins Road ramp (north side of Highway 100). A list of all locations is available below. The Police Department also uses a mobile photo radar vehicle that is typically deployed to areas where citizens are concerned about speeding violations in their neighborhood.
The use of automated traffic enforcement has resulted in a reduction in both crashes and crashes with injuries. The system advances public interests in traffic safety and the safety of emergency responders.
If you receive a violation notice in the mail, please follow the instructions included with the citation for the proper procedures to review the violation, pay the citation, or contest the citation. Additional information is also available through our website:
Most questions can be answered with information on this website or by using the instructions on the back of the citation. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have further questions, please email the Cedar Rapids Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the most efficient form of communication for Automated Traffic Enforcement issues. You may also call 319-286-5513.
The Police Department is committed to providing information to the public about the Automated Traffic Enforcement (ATE) system by providing a monthly report. ATE is an important law enforcement tool for reducing both the number of crashes and crashes with injuries as the result of speeding and red-light running violations. Monthly reports will be published that summarize the number of speeding and red-light violations, if applicable, at each location where the ATE system is in place. The reports will detail the top speed recorded at each location. The reports also include citations issued by residency of the vehicle owner. Crash statistics will also be updated monthly.
Most recent report: March 2021
2021 Monthly Reports:
The Cedar Rapids Police Department publishes an annual report about the Automated Traffic Enforcement on the primary highway system in Cedar Rapids, including the impact of the system, crash data summations, and citation totals.
2020 Cedar Rapids Automated Traffic Enforcement Annual Report
Ordinance, Calibration Reports, Camera Locations
The City of Cedar Rapids enacted Automated Traffic Enforcement in 2010. An updated ordinance was passed in 2019.
Learn more about the annual calibration confirmations at each intersection and lane.
Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera Locations
Learn about the location of each of the automated traffic enforcement cameras in Cedar Rapids.
ATE Monitoring Equipment and Technology
Learn more about the safety camera technology and how these cameras work, including calibration and accuracy. Statement of Technology
Speed and Red Light Monitoring EquipmentLearn more about the equipment used to capture and record a speed or red light violation. Please note that the photographs are representations of types of equipment that are used, but may not be the actual model currently in use. The technology and function are similar amongst models shown and those actually used.
ATE Program Enhances Public Safety
Revenue from the Automated Traffic Enforcement program is directed to public safety. For Fiscal Year 2021, the budgeted revenue is $5,575,000. This includes funding for 27 Police officer positions ($3,303,000), ATE Service Provider and Collection Costs ($1,394,000), Public Safety Equipment ($628,000), and Social Justice Programs ($250,000).