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Will St. Charles County Ban Red Light Cameras?

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) - Should red light cameras be banned?

That’s the topic of a measure St. Charles County Council will vote on tonight, deciding whether or not to let voters have the final say.

A local law firm sent thousands of letters to St. Charles County residents, urging them to come out to the meeting and support putting the measure on the August ballot.

Attorney Michael Carter, a former red light camera judge, says that the cameras are just a money grab by local governments and should be outlawed. He expects that people will overwhelmingly vote to ban cameras.

“Primarily, I’ve always had a fundamental issue with the red light camera technology and the fact that it is revenue-driven,” Carter says.

He says that several municipalities within the county, such as St. Peters, are telling residents if they get rid of the cameras, certain services will have to be cut.

Carter adds that he believes the measure has a 50/50 shot of passing out of the council.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight.

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