ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A judge has re-instated the red light camera ticket program in St. Louis. All money collected from the tickets will now go into an escrow fund in case the red light camera law is overturned.
This goes against a ruling earlier this week. On Wednesday the same judge that just reinstated the program, Judge Steven Ohmer, ruled that the city’s red light camera ordinance was invalid. He agreed with an appeals court ruled the city’s ordinance was void and invalid. As a result, Ohmer said the city should not enforce the law.
City leaders have argued the cameras are about safety. But, the attorneys argue that the cameras are nothing but a money grab.
St. Louis City has the largest red light camera program in Missouri.
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