- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to turn off the speed enforcement cameras on Interstate 235 in Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register (https://dmreg.co/1T0crHH ) reports a judge ruled Thursday that removing the cameras “might create a more hazardous traffic condition at the camera location.”

A lawsuit was filed against the city in March that argued the cameras violate motorists’ fundamental right to travel granted by the U.S. and Iowa constitutions.

The suit also says the cameras entrap motorists and that the equipment used to enforce speed limits fails to meet national standards.

The judge is set to hear arguments to dismiss the case June 18.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has separately ordered the Des Moines to turn off the cameras because they were not making roads safer. City officials say they will fight the order in court.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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