Columbia Red Light Cameras Almost One Year Old

7 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 31 2010 Aug 31, 2010 Tuesday, August 31, 2010 9:54:27 PM CDT August 31, 2010 in News
COLUMBIA - The five current red light cameras are effective, but more will be installed soon. Since last September, 1,944 citations have been handed out. 1,246 of those red light runners have been convicted, and had to pay. A red light ticket will cost you $120.

The City of Columbia has made $148,110 from the time of installation until now.

Assistant City Manager Tony St.Romaine said the number of tickets being issued has gone down.  He says this is because people are learning where the red light cameras are, so they make sure to stop in time.

The intersection at Stadium Boulevard and Providence Road is the most ticketed of the five intersections.

St. Romaine says there will be 16 red light cameras total when the project is finished.  The next camera will be installed at Vandiver Drive and Rangeline Street within the next four to six weeks.

The city will have detailed traffic surveys done at the intersections of I-70 and Conley Road, Providence Road and Stewart Road, and US 63 and Stadium Boulevard.

City Court Clerk, Shara Meyer, says she expects more congestion in the municipal court once all of the red light cameras are installed.

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