St. Louis Alderman Charles Troupe – Calls to ban Red Light Cameras


(KTVI – —

Red light cameras have been around the St. Louis area for more than three years.

Police say they help prevent accidents.

But now one lawmaker wants to ban them in the city of St. Louis.

Alderman Charles Quincy Troupe says two million dollars has been collected in fines from the cameras.

He’s asking for court data on all the violators because he believes many are law abiding citizens who got caught going a little too fast during a right turn on red.

Troupe says the cameras aren’t getting the bad drivers off the road.

Alderman Troupe is asking for a hearing on his bill before the streets committee in the next two weeks. He admits he may have a tough time getting the red light camera law repealed, but he’s hoping there will be revisions in the fines.

Published in: on May 27, 2008 at 10:09 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I hadn’t been informed of cameras, especially Bel Nor. I believe I thought I was going through a yellow light and the camera must have had a split second change from yellow to red. It even looks like a slim yellow glow below the red.

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