ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A town’s red-light ordinance that charges drivers $100 per violation has been determined to be invalid because it contradicts Missouri law on the subject of moving violations. The opinion filed on Tuesday comes as the result of a class action petition filed against an Ellisville, Mo. ordinance and it could have statewide impact.
Locally, Kansas City, Mo. Communications Director Danny Rotert said in light of the ruling the city will cease to process red-light camera violations until a clearer interpretation is given from the state.
“We will wait for the Supreme Court to take up the case, or some other court to take up the case to give us some clarity as to what we’re supposed to do going forward,” Rotert said.
It should be noted that if a uniformed officer pulls a driver over for running a red light and issues a ticket, that ticket is enforceable and must be taken care of by the driver.