Iowa Supreme Court to Rule on Traffic Camera Case

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court will once again weigh in on automated traffic cameras and whether or not they are constitutional.

Friday, the court is expected to issue a ruling in the case of Jacobsma versus Sioux City.

Justices heard arguments in the case last October.

Michael Jacobsma is challenging the legality of automated traffic cameras. He says a speeding ticket he received from a speed camera violated his right to due process because it doesn’t prove he was driving the vehicle and no officer was present to confirm he was behind the wheel.

Sioux City officials contend that Jacobsma’s ticket clearly spells out an appeals process for him to prove someone else was driving.

In the past the Iowa Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of traffic cameras.

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