Judge: St. Louis red-light cameras conflict with state law

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by Brendan Marks / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 6:59 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo.—A judge has ruled that St. Louis red-light cameras conflict with state law.

 

On Friday, a St. Louis Judge Michael Noble dismissed a $100 red-light ticket in a case against a woman, saying “the statement printed on the City’s information and notice of violation is sufficient to show the City’s Red Light Camera Ordinance” is in conflict with state law.

He stopped short of voiding the law.

Convictions resulting from red-light cameras in St. Louis don’t result in penalty points for the driver. 

Citing a previous case, Unverferth v. City of Florissant, Noble ruled state law requires points to be assessed for any moving violation of a municipal ordinance.

Red-light cameras were first installed in St. Louis in 2007 and earlier this year were deemed legal by the courts.

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.

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

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