Missouri Appellate Court Rejects Chal...

Missouri Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Red-Light Safety Cameras

There are 4 comments on the Sys-Con Media story from Jun 11, 2013, titled Missouri Appellate Court Rejects Challenges to Red-Light Safety Cameras. In it, Sys-Con Media reports that:

Today's ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals of Eastern Missouri upholds the constitutionality of red-light safety camera programs, and affirms the City of St. Louis' authority to regulate traffic safety as an appropriate function of the city's police power.

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Since: Apr 13

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#1 Jun 11, 2013
This is not right.

Kansas City, KS

#2 Jun 13, 2013
According to the news story:

"...the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals, upheld the city of Creve Coeur's red-light safety camera program that treated the violation as a civil penalty..."

If it is a "civil" penalty, rather than a criminal offense, there may be no violation of the right to face one's accuser.

However, in a criminal case, the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution secures a person accused of a crime the absolute right "to be confronted with the witnesses against him".

An inanimate object such as a camera is not a witness.

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Jun 13, 2013
Very happy that, after all these years and all the court cases, the red light cameras remain in forces.
It is still wrong

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2013
These things have been proven to cause more accidents than prevent them. Usually the accidents that happen by red light runners are never preventable just because the camera is there. It would happen regardless. The only thing they have done is increase rear end collisions and give the auto body shops more business.

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