Brett Blume (@brettblumekmox)By Brett Blume

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – Not only are they failing to prevent crashes at intersections, red light cameras are actually causing more collisions.

That’s according to St. Charles County councilman Joe Brazil.

He’s authored a measure that will go before the council during their meeting tonight, which seeks to do away with all red lights cameras county-wide.

“Because people slam on their brakes when they realize there’s a camerathat’s the problem,” he says.

Brazil also calls it a naked money grab by municipalities that install the cameras.

David Kelly, executive director of the National Coalition for Safer Roads, refutes that.

“If you don’t run the red light, then there’s no money to grab,” he says.

If approved by the council, St. Charles County would hold Missouri’s first-ever public vote on red light cameras.

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