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Ellisville Puts on Brakes for Red Light Cameras

Michael Calhoun
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ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – The red light cameras are still flashing in Ellisville.

Council members slammed the brakes on the Mayor Adam Paul’s push to pull them out. Council member Roze Acup says drivers should obey the law instead of trying to get rid of the cameras.

“My right to assume that they will stop at the red light overrides their right to run it,” says Acup.

Council member Linda Reel suggested more study is needed.

“I do know it makes the intersection safer. But it doesn’t make it 100% safer, there’s still 200 cars a day going through our stop lights,” says Reel.

And so, the council did decide Wednesday night to ask for a legal opinion and some statistics before moving ahead. A court ruling gives Ellisville a window to get out of its contract with American Traffic Solutions.

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