- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - The city of Cedar Rapids says staff error led to thousands of wrongly-worded traffic-camera speeding tickets being sent to drivers.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (https://bit.ly/2dj3EzQ ) that 4,800 of the tickets include language that threatens the recipient’s credit score if the fine isn’t paid on time.

The city says a staff member accidentally used an old template.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office reached out to the city after it received complaints from people who received the citations from Cedar Rapids. The office says an agreement enacted last year prohibits traffic camera citations from being sent to collection agencies.

A Cedar Rapids representative says the error has been fixed and that no unpaid tickets have been reported to any collection agencies.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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