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Missouri High Court Hears Arguments Against Traffic Camera Ordinances

The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing arguments against city ordinances that use traffic cameras to ticket people for running red lights or speeding. The high court was to hear appeals Tuesday in three separate cases challenging traffic-camera ordinances by municipalities …

End Near for New Jersey Red Light Cameras

A bane of motorists and a boon to municipal coffers, New Jersey’s red light cameras are a get-rich-quick scheme by towns or a worthwhile safety improvement that is saving lives, depending on where you sit. The cameras are scheduled to …

Officer Requirement for Red Light Camera Clears Ohio Senate

A police officer’s presence would be required for tickets to be issued from red-light cameras around Ohio under a bill that’s cleared the Ohio Senate. The officer requirement was among new statewide restrictions placed on the traffic-monitoring devices in legislation …

Cleveland Enlists Officials to Keep its Traffic Cameras

Officials are enlisting the help of a popular mayor, governor and longtime U.S. senator George Voinovich to help defeat a ballot issue that would outlaw the use of speed and red-light cameras in the city. Voters on Tuesday will decide …

Philadelphia Collects $3.5M From Red Light Camera Fines

The City of Philadelphia expects to take in $3.5 million in fines this year from red light cameras. Philadelphia has used the cameras since 2005 and was the first city in Pennsylvania to try them. State lawmakers have since authorized …

Big Brother’s Eye in the Sky: Use of Red-Light Cameras in Accident Litigation

Intersection accidents represent a disproportionate share of vehicle crashes and, therefore, a disproportionate share of litigated cases. Credible witnesses are the key to winning cases, but credible witnesses are rare, can be cross-examined, and are often reluctant to cooperate. The …

Firm Settling New Jersey Red Light Camera Suit

Drivers busted by red light cameras in five New jersey towns before August 2012 could get a partial refund of their tickets due to a proposed legal settlement. Lawyers for plaintiffs filed court papers in U.S. District court in Trenton …

Red-Light Cameras Reducing Crashes in New Jersey

State Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in New Jersey. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say crashes were down 27 percent at 22 …

Louisiana House Considers Traffic Camera Restrictions

The Louisiana House will debate two measures that seek to place new limits on the red light cameras and automated speed enforcement systems that towns and cities use to issue traffic tickets. The bills are part of an annual effort …

Revenue Generating Red-Light Cameras Could be on Way Out

The shutters clicked, the grainy photos were sent to the red-light violators and St. Louis raised $4.1 million last year. Now the vehicular version of “Candid Camera” may be ending, as it has in other U.S. towns and cities. A …