Mayor of St. Peters seeking temporary ban on red light cameras

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by AP and KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 29 at 6:17 PM

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of a suburban St. Louis town is seeking a temporary ban on use of red light cameras.

St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano wants aldermen to impose a moratorium beginning Monday.

Pagano cited confusion among residents about whether they should pay red-light tickets issued by St. Peters amid conflicting court rulings. The ban will remain in place until the Missouri Supreme Court rules on such cameras.

"The general populous just doesn't want these cameras," said St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil. "They're wrong, there's constitutional issues, they're a money grab, there's all kinds of reasons why they're no good."

Currently, drivers caught by red light cameras in St. Peters receive points on their license. However, if the cameras are not used again, the St. Peters City Manager said a fine will not levied against the St. Peters.

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