The City of Webster City’s Automated Speed Enforcement Program began issuing citations today, Friday November 17, 2023 at 12:01 am. The warning period has ended and any violations will include a fine starting today.
The automated speed enforcement cameras are located on US Highway 20 east of the Highway 17/Superior Street interchange as well as on Highway 17/Superior Street near Millard’s Lane, south of Closz Drive.
Owners of a vehicle caught speeding will receive a civil notice of violation in the mail. These tickets are NOT reported to the vehicle owner’s insurance company or reported against their driver’s license. Only those vehicles traveling in excess of 11 mph over the speed limit will receive a violation notice. Violation penalties begin at $105 and increase based upon the severity of the offense, every potential violation captured by the system is reviewed by a Webster City police representative before being processed and mailed. The fine schedule is below:
11-15 over the posted speed limit $105.00 plus Court Costs
16-20 over the posted speed limit $120.00 plus Court Costs
21 or more over the posted speed limit $135.00 plus Court Costs and an additional $5 for each mile per hour over
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “More than 12,000 deaths — 29 percent of all crash fatalities — occurred in speed-related crashes in 2021. High speeds make a crash more likely because drivers have less time to react and because it requires a longer distance to stop or slow down. They also make collisions more deadly because modest increases in speed cause large increases in crash energy.”
Owners wishing to appeal their violation can do so by requesting an administrative hearing with the city.
The Webster City Police Department wants to clarify that while the automated speed enforcement cameras issue citations for violations of 11 miles per hour or over, the speed limits are posted and law enforcement officers may issue citations for ANY violations. To avoid all citations, obey the posted speed limits.
Last modified: November 17, 2023