Creve Coeur repeals red-light camera law

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CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) – Another suburban St. Louis town has repealed its red-light camera law.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Creve Coeur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0 to repeal its ordinance dealing with the devices.

The cameras are the focus of lawsuits and other challenges around the region. A state appeals court has ruled that red-light camera laws in Arnold and Ellisville violated state law. Ellisville voted to cancel its contract for the cameras in March. A court order invalidating the St. Louis city red-light camera ordinance is on hold pending the outcome of an appeal.

Creve Coeur was among several cities that stopped issuing citations in December.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

1 Comment

  • James Walker

    Wonderful ! Another city ending red light cameras. So far 64 California communities have ended cameras or voted to ban them in advance. In 31 public votes on ticket cameras, the cameras lost 28 times.

    When people realize that the true purpose for ticket cameras is a money grab and not safety, hatred and disgust at the money grab are the usual emotions.

    South Dakota passed the best red light camera law. It bans cameras and prohibits South Dakota authorities from helping other states collect fines from residents.

    The predatory for-profit money grab red light camera industry WILL be driven out of business in the USA as more and more citizens realize the “safety” argument was false, it will just take a bit more time.

    James C. Walker, Life Member – National Motorists Association

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