Mo. Appeals Court: Red-Light Camera Laws Invalid

5 years 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, November 06 2013 Nov 6, 2013 Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:13:00 PM CST November 06, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The future of red-light cameras in Missouri communities could be in jeopardy after a state appeals court panel ruled that most municipal ordinances governing the cameras are not enforceable.

A Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District panel said Tuesday that Ellisville's red-light ordinance conflicts with state statutes governing moving violations and assessing points against drivers.

Although the town's ordinance considers red-light violations caught by the cameras as non-moving, the judges said running a red light is clearly a moving violation under state law.

An attorney for four couples who challenged Ellisville's ordinance says the ruling has broad implications statewide. A lawyer representing the company that operates the red-light cameras disagrees with the court's decision and predicts the matter will ultimately be decided by the Missouri Supreme Court.

 

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