Mayor of St. Peters wants temporary ban on use of red light cameras

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(KTVI)- The mayor of St. Peters wants a temporary ban on the use of red light cameras.  According to the Post-Dispatch, Mayor Len Pagano wants the ban because of confusion surrounding whether people should pay the tickets. In 2006, St. Peters became the second city in the St. Louis area to begin using the system.

At a meeting scheduled for Thursday night, the mayor will ask the Board of Aldermen to suspend using the cameras until The Supreme Court of Missouri rules on the future of the devices statewide.

Various and and at times conflicting lower-court rulings has simply made the situation "too confusing," according to Mayor Pagano.

Earlier this week, the high court agreed to hear St. Peters challenge to a lower-court ruling that said an earlier version of the program conflicted with state law. They've previously agreed to review the ordinance in the city of St. Louis as well.

The potential moratorium comes just before St. Charles residents will head to the polls and vote to ban these cameras county-wide.



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