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Another city to add speed cameras along Florissant Road

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(KMOV) -- Another city is about to add those controversial speed cameras.

Cool Valley will be putting up speed cameras on a mobile platform that can be relocated at any time along Florissant Road. Charlack and St. Ann already have speed cameras along Florissant.

There are three schools and a grocery store along the road that sees about 14,000 cars pass by daily.

The speed limit on the road is 30 miles per hour, but several cars drove by at about 50 when News 4 was there. Police said they are hoping the publicity and a ticket will be enough to get people to slow down.

A bit of controversy is surrounding the cameras since 60 percent of the likely $100 fine will go to the city and the rest to the company who owns the cameras. Cool Valley Mayor Viola Murphy said the cameras aren't being put up for the revenue, but because of safety.

There is no clear date when the cameras will go up, but they are shooting for October 1. There will also be a grace period before tickets are handed out.

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