Red light cameras can now nab speeders in Waterloo, Iowa

The city now has fixed cameras ready to issue speeding citations to vehicle owners.

Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to approve the final reading of an ordinance allowing automated traffic enforcement cameras installed last November to catch motorists running red lights also to cite speed violations.

While Waterloo already has several hand-held and a Jeep-mounted speed cameras, which move around the city to catch speeders, the ordinance change now adds the cameras mounted at six intersections.

Police Chief Dan Trelka noted a red light camera at Washington Street recently clocked a semi-tractor trailer truck doing 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. The city was unable to issue a speeding citation because the new ordinance was not yet in effect.