Clive Red Light Program Along Hickman Road Ends
At midnight on June 30, 2014, Clive's Red Light Camera Program will end. The equipment used by this program is scheduled for removal by the vendor during the first two weeks in July, dependent upon weather conditions.
Since June 28, 2006 Clive has utilized Red Light Cameras as a portion of their traffic enforcement efforts along the Hickman Road corridor. On March 27, 2007 the cameras were temporarily shut down while the City awaited an Iowa Supreme Court decision on their legality. The Court ultimately found in favor of the use of automated traffic enforcement devices and the system was re-launched and operated since October 8, 2008 until its planned termination on June 30, 2014.
Starting July 1, in order to promote a safe environment for motorists, police staff will devote a significantly greater percentage of their time to traffic enforcement duties, especially along Hickman Road. Officers will be watching for red light violations, speeding, improper lane use, and other dangerous driving behaviors. The City will continue working with the Iowa Department of Transportation to implement additional safety measures and traffic flow improvements.
Due to these efforts, motorists should notice an increased presence of Clive police officers monitoring traffic along Hickman Road and the City’s other major corridors. Drivers are reminded to slow down or move over when approaching traffic enforcement stops.