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Coming to Missouri: The War on Red Light Cameras

The backlash against the use of red light cameras has legislative backing in the Missouri State legislature.
January 5, 2016, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Missouri lawmakers may try again this year to put the brakes on red-light cameras," according to an article by Kurt Erickson. Rep. Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzille) is leading the nascent effort before the state's legislative session launches on January 6.

"The measure comes less than five months after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down red-light camera laws in St. Louis, Moline Acres and St. Peters," reports Erickson. In each case, the court discovered problems with the cities' red light ordinances, but stopped short of banning red light cameras outright. Spencer's position against red light cameras echoes previous arguments: cities have implemented the surveillance for revenue purposes, not safety.

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Published on Monday, January 4, 2016 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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