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Iowa DOT asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by Sioux City over traffic camera rules


SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The Iowa Department of Transportation is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sioux City over new traffic camera rules.

The DOT says the new rules, that started on February 12, are meant to make the roads safer.

The department says it's responsible for removing obstructions from primary highways, like Interstate 29, where some speed cameras have been placed.

The DOT points out that Iowa law prohibits parking of vehicles on the right of way.

It also says the new rules include an appeal process, and that the city of Sioux City has not filed an appeal.

Sioux City officials argue that the rules overstep the Iowa constitution's laws about a city's right to enforce traffic the way it wants to.

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