Red light camera program suspended in St. Peters

ST. PETERS, Mo. - The city of St. Peters will suspend its red light camera program until the Missouri Supreme Court determines whether it's appropriate to use them in this state.

The board of Aldermen voted unanimously in favor of the suspension tonight. The suspension will go into effect September 1, 2014, but if you revive a ticket before the suspension you are still required to pay the fee.

Many drivers didn't know whether they had to pay their red light camera ticket in St. Peters for months. A St. Charles County Circuit judge ruled last fall that the city's camera ordinance conflicted with state law.

City attorney Randy Weber says the alderman voted in favor of the suspension to clear up confusion with anyone waiting on the court to make a ruling. St. Charles County residents will also be voting on whether the red light cameras should be banned in November.

City officials say money generated from the red light camera program provides funding for a transportation program for senior citizens. The program will still continue. However, city officials say they may have to find another way to pay for the transportation program.


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