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Circuit Judge Upholds Red Light Cameras

Allison Blood, KMOX
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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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