Are speed cameras the answer to bringing safety amongst all the drivers in Fort Dodge? Well the important topic was discussed in length last night at the Fort Dodge City Council Meeting. Police Chief Tim Carmody brought the topic to the front which was well talked about amongst the city council board.
Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty was knee deep into the fact that more drivers are driving more carefully due to the speed cameras being used effectively. Since the speed cameras have been enforced, Fort Dodge has made $22,744.36 and Doty believes this is only the beginning of this city going in the right direction on obeying the law on going over the speeding limit.
Studies have shown that four of the fifteen citations have been overturned. With the appeals, the Assistant Police Chief added that "they (Appeal Board) knows its their decision and we don't care either way what that is. Doty added that "we trust them the whole way and they take great pride in what they do."
The workshop also discussed the issues with people not paying the speeding tickets issued. Police Chief Tim Carmody says that if people don't pay for outstanding tickets, towing the offender's vehicle could be an option.