Speed cameras, likely in Wentzville
WENTZVILLE (KMOX) – Speed cameras are apparently getting a favorable reaction from residents, and are likely to be rolling tape by January.
“The intent is to reduce speeding inside neighborhood subdivisions where you have a 25-mile-per hour speed limit and you have a lot of children, pedestrians and bicyclists out on the road,” mayor Paul Lambi said.
He said more than 70-percent of the feedback from a Tuesday night meeting was positive.
The cameras would come concealed in SUVs and would be rotated from neighborhood to neighborhood on a regular basis.
Images of the driver would be matched to registration and ownership records before citations are issued, Lampi promised.
“If this was about revenue, we wouldn’t throw out about 70 percent of the tickets,” he said, in reference to the current red light camera system the city employs.
Lambi hopes to get a go/no-go decision from the Board of Aldermen by year’s end.
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