Mo. Lawmakers Target Municipal Traffic Cameras

6 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, February 15 2014 Feb 15, 2014 Saturday, February 15, 2014 11:11:25 AM CST February 15, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers could clear up a legal thicket entangling communities' red light cameras while also applying the brakes to cameras designed to nab speeders.

State approval would be required for speed or red light cameras on state highways, and communities seeking to place them elsewhere would need to follow specific requirements. Speed cameras on local roads would be limited to school zones, work zones and areas where serious traffic accidents are excessive.

Legislation endorsed by a House committee also seeks to address recent court cases over red light cameras. Appeals courts have focused on how points are assessed for violations caught by red light cameras.

The bill would specify that traffic infractions captured by speed or red light cameras would not lead to points on a motorist's driving record.

 

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