St. Louis County Could Get Option to Ban Speed Cameras

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A quiet movement is under way for a ballot measure to let voters decide whether to ban most speed enforcement cameras in St. Louis County.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the idea appears to have begun with county Police Chief Tim Fitch. He wants to allow speed cameras only in active school and construction zones.

Similar votes around the country have shown that voters generally support bans on speed cameras.

County Executive Charlie Dooley is lukewarm on the proposed ballot measure, citing concerns that the county would have jurisdiction over municipalities with speed cameras. About 13 St. Louis County municipalities use the cameras.

Fitch believes many are used to generate revenue under the pretext of traffic safety.

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