St. Charles County Council to vote on red-light camera ban

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 9:48 PM

(KMOV) – The St. Charles County Council  will vote May 12 on a bill that could eventually lead to a ban on red-light cameras.

The bill, introduced by District 2 Council member Joe Brazil, would completely ban the cameras in the county. All of the county’s red-light cameras are currently in St. Peters.

“We have proof from statistics shown to us in St. Peters that traffic accidents have increased about 30 percent, so it’s not a safety concern,” said Brazil. “It’s more of a hazard.”

Brazil, who was arrested in 2013 for failing to pay a fine for a red-light ticket, says he believes the cameras are a money grab. He wants voters to weigh in on the issue.

If the ordinance is adopted by the council, the amendment would be placed on the August 5 ballot.

 

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