Today the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld St. Louis City’s red light camera law, reversing St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Mark Neill’s ruling last year that the city had no authority to enact the ordinance.
Click here to read a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the court’s ruling on the controversial red light camera law in St. Louis City.
There are 65 cameras at 31 intersections in St. Louis City, earning the City $5.4 million in 2012 alone. Of that total amount, $1.7 million went to American Traffic Solutions, the company that installs and administers the red light cameras.
According to KMOX News, there are 138,000 unpaid red light camera tickets issued by the City of St. Louis that could now be called back into court. The St. Louis City Counselor’s office indicates they have no plans to offer amnesty to drivers who have not paid the fines for their red light camera tickets.