Run A Red Light, Pay Up! Your Credit Could Be Dinged

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Drivers caught speeding or running red lights on traffic cameras in Cedar Rapids and don't pay the fines could face a black mark on their credit rating.

The Gazette says a committee on Tuesday made that recommendation
to the City Council in an effort to get those drivers to pay up.

City Finance Director Casey Drew says the city is willing to send unpaid bills to collection agencies, but has stopped short of allowing the agencies to use the hit to a person's credit as a way to collect bills.

Councilman Kris Gulick suggested the city send those with unpaid fines a letter saying the failure to pay will hurt their credit rating.

Then, he says, collection agencies can be called in to repeat the message.

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