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Call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers today at (314) 724-5059 about your Missouri speeding ticket or traffic violation.
St. Louis May Reinstate Red Light Cameras
St. Louis City wants to reinstate its red light camera ticket program. According to a recent briefing by St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, city officials are in the process of re-writing the red light camera ordinance so it will comply with recent Missouri Supreme Court rulings.
Old St. Louis Red Light Camera Ordinance Was Unconstitutional
In August 2015, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that St. Louis City’s red light camera ordinance wrongfully placed the burden on the vehicle owner to prove they were not the driver of the vehicle caught running a red light.
St. Louis Will Refund Red Light Camera Ticket Fines
As a result of the Court’s ruling, St. Louis City will refund $5.6 million to people who paid red light camera ticket fines between February 11, 2014 and August 19, 2015. Click here to read more about the St. Louis red light camera ticket refund.
St. Louis Red Light Cameras Are Not Illegal
The Missouri Supreme Court did not rule that the City’s red light cameras are illegal, so cameras can be used in the future if St. Louis revises its red light camera ordinance to comply with the law.
New Red Light Camera Law Will Likely Require Photo of Driver’s Face
If a new St. Louis red light camera ordinance is approved, it will most likely require more cameras to be installed to take a photo of the driver’s face, in addition to a photo of the vehicle’s license plates.
The reason for the additional photo is to avoid the previous problem of vehicle owners being ticketed for running red lights when someone else was driving their vehicle.
In addition, it is possible that the new ordinance could make a red light camera ticket a moving violation that would add points to the driver’s driving record.
If you have received a speeding ticket or other traffic violation and you want to get it amended to a non-moving, no-point violation that won’t affect your driving record or insurance rates, call St. Louis traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers at (314) 724-5059 to get a price quote for legal representation and an estimate of your fine & court costs. Or email Andrea at [email protected]
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