ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite a judge's ruling invalidating St. Louis' red-light camera ordinance, city officials say they will seek to resume using cameras to catch violators at dozens of intersections.
St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer ruled against the ordinance on Tuesday. City leaders told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1aYmWbt ) on Wednesday that they will appeal, and that they will seek a court order allowing enforcement until the appeal is decided.
For now, though, the city is prohibited from issuing new tickets, processing payments or initiating collection actions for pending tickets.
Advocates say red-light cameras reduce accidents. Opponents call it a money-grab cloaked as a safety program. Missouri lawmakers are weighing a bill that would ban their use.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com