Automated Traffic Enforcement Monthly Reports Available
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is committed to providing information to the public about the Automated Traffic Enforcement system by providing a monthly report. Automated traffic enforcement (ATE) is an important law enforcement tool that reduces both the number of crashes and crashes with injuries that result from speeding and red light running violations.
Monthly reports will be published at www.cityofcr.com/ate 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 also detail the top speed recorded at each location.
In addition, crash statistics will be updated monthly. For example, from May 2017 through June 2019, when the ATE system was not activated or only issuing warnings, the number of injury crashes per month averaged 1.35 and the total number of crashes averaged 6.54. This is a significant increase from .84 crashes per month and 3.22 total crashes per month when the ATE system was activate from 2010-2017.
At this time, both the June and July reports have been published on the City’s website. There were 84,700 red light and speeding events identified during the month of June when ATE warnings were issued by officers. There were 26,424 citations issued during the month of July when ATE citations were issued by police officers. In July, there was one personal injury crash on the portion of U.S. Interstate 380 where the ATE system is in place.
For more information about the ATE program, please visit www.cityofcr.com/ate.