The Senate Transportation Committee rejected a ban on red light cameras Wednesday morning by a vote of 8-2.
Sen. Jim Lembke's Senate Bill 211 would prohibit the cameras. Sen. Lembke is questioning their constitutionality and says they lead to rear-end accidents as cars stop suddenly.
The statewide coalition Missourians For Safer Roads issued this statement:
"Red light cameras are proven tools for enforcing traffic safety laws. Missouri Families for Safer Roads is grateful that the Senate Transportation Committee recognized that red light cameras are working – in raising driver awareness, reducing crashes and saving countless lives. We commend the committee for its responsible action," said spokesperson Scott Charton.
For more information, go to www.MoSaferRoads.com