Red-light cameras are legal in Florissant, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals, which upheld a ruling on the legality of the method of ticketing last week.
The lawsuit out of Florissant involves three people ticketed from red-light cameras. Last year a St. Louis County Circuit Judge upheld the city’s ordinance allowing it to ticket cars caught running red lights when the cameras snaps photos. See: Florissant Red-Light Camera Lawsuit Dismissed
Attorney Jane Dueker, who represents American Traffic Solutions, the company which owns and operates red-light cameras, says a majority of judges agree the cameras are legal, unless the plaintiffs can prove they are up purely as a way to gain extra revenue.
Florissant City Council approved 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.
Do you agree? Are cameras an effective traffic monitoring system?