Iowa DOT Takes Honest Approach to Traffic Safety, Angers Windsor Heights Officials

IDOT recently rejected a request by Windsor Heights to install speed cameras on a stretch of highway. This upset officials who planned to cash in on the highways’ deficiencies with automated ticketing. IDOT referred to several planned roadway improvements that will improve safety for the road including ramp metering, widening a shoulder, and a new auxiliary lane. IDOT also suggested an increased police presence.

But Windsor Heights officials are determined to cash in on this potential gold mine. Officials plan to appeal the decision insisting that their political and law enforcement background is superior when it comes to improving traffic safety compared to the guidance that the professional traffic engineering team at IDOT can provide. Why fix a problem with engineering to achieve natural compliance and safety when you can implement the cash-generating illusion of improved safety with automated ticketing machines?

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