Circuit Judge Upholds Red Light Cameras

Allison Blood, KMOX

CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOX)  –  A would-be class action lawsuit on whether red light cameras are legal in Creve Coeur was dismissed Tuesday.

Six different plaintiffs, some who have paid their red light tickets and others who refuse to, against the City of Creve Coeur and American Traffic Solutions.

Circuit Judge David Vincent ruled the ordinance allowing the cameras does not conflict with state law and does not violate due process.

A recent decision in St. Louis countered that red light cameras are not constitutional. Creve Coeur City Attorney Carl Lumley said he’s not worried.

“There’s been a consistent stream of favorable decisions  and hopefully at some point soon this will be behind us.” Lumley says those who are caught driving through a red light are caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and are therefore a hazard and should be punished.”

“It applies the same sanctions you would have for Illegal parking and that’s what we’re enforcing,” said Lumley.

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Link:  How do red light cameras work? http://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/red-light-camera.htm

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One Comment

  1. Thomas says:

    People who drive through red lights and stop signs are a much greater hazard to everyone than those who drive a little over the speed limit (while maintaining a healthy distance from other vehicles) in my opinion.

    1. Josh Carter says:

      spam. how much does ATS pay you–if you’re even a real person and not just some web bot.

  2. Larry E says:

    The number of red light cameras throughout the entire St Louis area needs to be increased. A person’s right to not be shown on a red light camera should not over ride my right to safely drive through any intersection.

    1. Josh Carter says:

      same as “Thomas” above: same old canned, non-intelligent, pithy comments singing the praises of Red Light Cameras without any actual reasoning or facts.

  3. Stu Strickler says:

    The state needs make this red light scam illegal!

  4. Stu Strickler says:

    The state needs to make this red light scam illegal!

  5. stlmom4 says:

    The lights do help and ther ARE plenty of reasoning and facts. The studies do indicate that people learn not to run the lights, endangering innocents, after a hefty ticket or two. They also know that the camera is always on duty, unlike live officers who can’t always be at every dangerous light.

    Bad intersection near our home often had awful accidents from peole running red lights. Camera up, accidents, especially bad accidents, are way down. Facts, Pesky facts.

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