Missouri adopts traffic camera policy for state roads
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has adopted a policy for using cameras to enforce traffic signals and speed limits on state highways.
The new policy approved Wednesday requires an analysis showing safety concerns and standardizes the signs warning motorists of the cameras. It also requires that any tickets for violations be issued by certified police officers.
There currently are 88 red-light cameras on state highways. A MoDOT study found that accidents at those intersections have gone up, because of more rear-end crashes as drivers brake. But the number of right-angle crashes involving fatalities or serious injuries is down 45 percent.
MoDOT system management director Don Hillis says that shows the cameras are working.
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