St. Louis Suburb to Add Mobile Speed Camera
VINITA PARK (AP) - First there were red-light cameras, then cameras to catch speeders. Now, the St. Louis suburb of Vinita Park is going a step further, with mobile speed cameras.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vinita Park aldermen recently voted to add a patrol car equipped with radar detection and cameras that will photograph a speeding
car's license plate. The vehicle's registered owner will get a ticket in the mail. Mayor James McGee says a mobile unit allows for more flexibility for speed monitoring than a stationary camera.The car and equipment are valued at about $100,000. They're provided by Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, which provides mobile units or red-light cameras to about 250 communities around the nation. The company is paid $30 per citation.