Florissant Red-Light Camera Lawsuit Dismissed
A circuit court judge finds the lawsuit does not violate state laws.
For those hoping the red light cameras in Florissant might go away, that hope could be vanishing.
Last week, Circuit Court Judge Tom DePriest, Jr. dismissed the class-action lawsuit against the City of Florissant for its use of red-light cameras.
The judgment states that the lawsuit was dismissed as the city’s ordinance does not violate the Missouri Constitution, and it’s consistent with state law. The judgment also states that the Creve Coeur red-light camera was upheld in a previous ruling, which also doesn’t violate Missouri state laws.
Florissant City Council approved red-light camera enforcement in 2005. Last year, the Missouri Department of Transportation released a study saying that the cameras prove effective in reducing accidents at intersections with traffic lights.
The City of Florissant has red-light cameras at the intersections of Graham and Dunn roads, Manresa and Lindbergh Boulevard, Lindsay Lane and North Highway 67, Trotterway and North Highway 67 and New Halls Ferry and N. Highway 67, according to the Florissant Police Department.
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