After Uptick In Deaths, Red Light Cameras Might Be Coming Back to St. Louis
Red light cameras were eliminated in St. Louis in 2014 after the Missouri Supreme Court put restrictions on them. But there is reason to believe they will be making a comeback, and a lot of police officers are applauding the decision. The fact that the police department is short-staffed is certainly factored into their response, but their presence also raises some questions.
Does St. Louis Need Red Light Cameras?
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. But if you were to take a look at the statistics, you would find that:
* Between 2012 and 2014, there were 117 people who were killed in car crashes in St. Louis.
* These were the last three years the cameras were in use.
* During the next three years, there were 171 deaths because of car accidents.
* That is an increase of 46%.
There has also been a 54% increase in the number of pedestrians that have been killed in St. Louis.
Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys Weigh In on Red Light Cameras
Red light cameras offer another source of proof for personal injury claims, and if police are not as available to complete reports, this is very important. There is also some research that indicates that the cameras could make the accidents that do happen much less damaging.
Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys are for anything that makes St. Louis safer. We’d love to hear your thoughts too. Contact us!