ATE Mobile Speed Enforcement
During a May 2016 City Council meeting, the Police Department made a presentation to the Muscatine City Council about the status of the Automated Traffic Enforcement program and the future goals of the program. The prospect of starting a mobile speed enforcement program on roadways not controlled by the Iowa DOT was discussed. Based on the discussion and feedback from the City Council, the Police Department conducted trials with mobile speed enforcement in the form of a Chevy Sonic and a trailer. The equipment was provided by our current ATE partner, Gatso USA. Based on the trials, we have chosen to use the Chevy Sonic vehicle for the mobile speed enforcement efforts.
The Muscatine Police Department's focus for the automated traffic enforcement program has always been to improve the safety of our roadways for motorists and other users. We have made significant progress with this at the intersections where static ATE equipment is currently operating. With the expansion to a mobile speed enforcement platform we are trying to bring similar results to a wider area of the city.
The department will be routinely updating the website to include location information for where the vehicle will be located. The locations will also be included on the City’s Facebook page. If you have a suggestion for where the mobile ATE should be placed, you may make a request using the Request Tracker. Choose "Excessive Speed in Neighborhood/Mobile ATE Request" from the options on the Request Tracker page.
Here is the new Chevy Sonic that will be used as a mobile ATE:
Be sure to check back regularly to see where the Chevy Sonic will be placed over a one to two week period!
May 17-18, 2017 - 1200 Block of Mulberry Avenue
May 24-25, 2017 - 2000 Block of Sampson Street
May 29-30, 2017 - 600 Block of West 8th Street
May 31-June 1, 2017 - 200 Block of Ford Avenue