(KMOV) – The St. Charles County Council will vote Monday 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,” Brazil told News 4 in April. “It’s more of a hazard.”
From 2012 to 2013, St. Peters printed almost 7,500 $110 red-light camera tickets. The city says the money from the tickets funds services for seniors.
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.