Post Scripts: Gov. Nixon and Red Light Cameras

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2's Elliot Weiler, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's national and political editor Christopher Ave and political reporter Kevin McDermott recap the week's news and political headlines, including Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's plans for the legislation passed at the end of the session, a closer look at the future of red light and speed cameras, and analysis of the scandal at the Veterans Administration The panel also looks at who's trending up and down for the week, and what to keep an eye on for next week.

  • Post Scripts: Red Light Cameras
  • Post Scripts: VA Hospital Scandal
  • Post Scripts: Trending news

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  • Karen

    Elliot I hate Politics … but you as a reporter/interviewer just captured my attention on this … Great Reporting/Interviewing Skills . Stay on Fox 2 ..

  • James Walker

    Facts about ticket cameras:
    1) Red light cameras are very expensive, typically $4,000 to $5,000 per month per camera. They can only exist financially by ticketing mostly safe drivers with one or both of two scams. A) Yellow intervals are deliberately set too short for the ACTUAL approach speeds of at least 85% of the vehicles to trick mostly safe drivers into split second violations of less than one second – and these drivers clear the intersections during the all red phases so they present precisely zero risks of causing angle or t-bone crashes. B) Cameras ticket safe slow rolling right on red turns that federal research shows are involved in only 0.06% of all crashes with an injury or fatality and only 0.4% of crashes at signalized intersections – so virtually all right on red tickets have nothing to do with safety, only money.
    2) Speed cameras are also expensive and are used ONLY where the posted speed limits are deliberately mis-set well below the safest levels. If the safest limit to post is 40 mph, but the posted limit is 25 or 30 mph, THAT is the ONLY type of location where you will find a speed camera because they are the only places they are profitable.

    James C. Walker, Life Member – National Motorists Association

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