St. Louis leaders support red-light cameras

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 7:03 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 4 at 4:17 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Isom and police chiefs from elsewhere in the St. Louis region are among those launching a statewide effort in support of red-light cameras.

The kickoff event was scheduled for Tuesday at St. Louis City Hall. Members of the St. Louis contingent and a group from Kansas City were planning to travel to Jefferson City to talk with lawmakers about what they see as the safety benefits of red-light cameras.

Last month, the Missouri Senate added a statewide ban on red-light cameras to a broad bill on transportation. Republican Sen. Jim Lembke of St. Louis County has tried for years to ban the cameras. Senators approved his amendment by a 23-8 vote, but Senate leaders later voiced skepticism about its chances of staying in the bill.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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