City of St. Louis adds more red light cameras to area intersections

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:38 AM

 (KMOV) –Officials with the City of St. Louis add more cameras to area intersections in hopes of reducing accidents.

In the past few months, eleven new cameras have gone up at a dozen intersections in St. Louis.

“I noticed that at one that’s been there forever but then they put one on the other side of the street, at each corner you have lights flashing,” said Lisa Dilworth.

City Operations Director Eddie Roth said there are now more than 70 red light cameras.

Click here to see the list of red light cameras which are at 35 St. Louis intersections.

Red light cameras were first installed in St. Louis in 2007 and recently were deemed legal by the courts.

The cameras are touted as a key safety tool but when you hear about more of them, you hear complaints about whether they work and about cities making a profit.

“Nobody likes to get nicked for $100. I totally understand that, but if you see how these tools improve the safety at intersection,” Roth said.

Roth says there are no plans for a new installment of cameras.

Red light camera intersections are selected based on locations that have the highest incidence of violations and accidents. The $100 ticket must be reviewed by an actual officer for approval.

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