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Red light cameras suffer another defeat in the courts

ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the third time in slightly more than a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling raises concerns about red-light cameras.
 
The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that favored the red-light camera law in the city of Arnold.
 
Several Missouri communities have hired companies to operate cameras to catch red-light violators. The vehicle owner is typically notified by mail and ordered to pay fines.
 
Plaintiffs' attorney Ryan Keane says Tuesday's ruling requires prosecutors to prove that the person being cited is the actual driver, not just the owner.
 
American Traffic Solutions Inc. attorney Ed Dowd Jr. says he hopes the Missouri Supreme Court will consider the issue and provide guidance to cities. A call to the Arnold city attorney was not immediately returned.

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