Smartphone Apps Alert Drivers About Red Light Cameras

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A free smartphone application called “Trapster” beeps to warn drivers when they approach an intersection containing a red light camera. It is the most downloaded driving application in the world, with over 16 million users. Drivers provide information about the location of red light cameras and speed traps, and that information is then added to the Trapster database. Click here to read a recent CBS News article about this red light camera app.

Other Speed Trap Apps  

Other red light camera/speed trap detection apps include CamerAlert, Phantomalert, Cobra iRadar, Policeradar for Android, EZCam speed camera detector, and iSpeedCam. Many of these apps are free and will detect police radar, road hazards, and accidents, in addition to alerting you when you are approaching a red light camera or speed camera.

St. Louis Red Light Cameras

There are 51 red light cameras in St. Louis City. Red light cameras are also used in many other municipalities in the St. Louis area, including Arnold, Creve Coeur, Ellisville, Florissant, Hazelwood, and St. Ann. The fine for a red light camera ticket in St. Louis is $100 and it is a non-moving, no-point violation, similar to a parking ticket.

What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Red Light Camera Ticket Fine?

If you fail to pay a red light camera ticket fine, some courts do nothing, while others will turn your unpaid ticket over to a debt collection law firm.

The municipal court in St. Ann, Missouri will issue a warrant against your vehicle’s license plates if you fail to pay a red light camera fine. So, if you are pulled over for a traffic violation, or if a police officer runs your plates and sees that your vehicle has a warrant, then your vehicle will be seized and you will have to pay to retrieve it from a tow lot.

Where Are Red Light Cameras Located in St. Louis?

Click here to see where red light cameras are located in St. Louis.

For more information, see my previous blog posts about St. Louis red light cameras. Or call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 or email Andrea at [email protected]

 

 

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