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Hearing held over St. Louis red-light camera tickets

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

(KMOV) – A hearing was held in St. Louis Monday over the city’s red-light camera ticket program.

The 9 a.m. circuit court hearing came a month after attorneys who represent two St. Louis women filed a petition to uphold a previous judgment to stop the red-light camera tickets.

The city says it earns $22,000 a day from the cameras, a third of which goes to American Traffic Solutions. In 2013, the city says $6 million were collected in fines.

Attorneys for the women in November said they want people to know there are currently no penalties for not paying up.

“I don’t pay mine, I feel comfortable not paying it, there’s never been any warrants issued and the courts have said the whole ordinance is void as a matter of law,” said Bevis Schock, attorney-at-law.

Attorneys on the other side said that’s simply not so. They argue the city’s ordinance is legal and keeps people safe.

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