Missouri Department of Transportation has added restrictions to all red light cameras around the state
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Missouri Department of Transportation has added restrictions to all red light cameras around the state

Date: January 12, 2011
By: Jamal Andress
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 16

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The Missouri Department of Transportation has unanimously voted to add some restrictions to all red light cameras in Missouri. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: The restrictions proposed to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission include; only a certified officer can issue a ticket, warning signs must be posted about the camera, cities that have cameras must submit a data report annually and dedicate a month to making its residents aware.

Department commission member Joe Carmichael agreed with the idea of adding restrictions.

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Description: "I think it's appropriate to have consistency state wide on our highways with regards to this particular and other safety issues."

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission unanimously approved the proposal.

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jim Lembke is sponsoring a bill to eliminate red light cameras statewide. 

From the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.        

 

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One Senator and long time opponent to the red light cameras says he is not satisfied with the restrictions the Missouri Department of Transportation has adopted. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Republican Senator Jim Lembke has been an active opponent to red light cameras since 2009. 

Lembke has sponsored three bills toward restricting and eliminating red light cameras in Missouri.

Lembke says the latest restrictions do not address all the problems with red light cameras.

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Description: "I'm happy that MoDot has taken this position with this new policy but I'm not satisfied in that we still have not addressed the constitutional concerns or the conflict with state stature."

Lembke is currently sponsoring a bill that would eliminate all red light cameras in the state of Missouri.

From the state Capitol, I'm Jamal Andress.  

 


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