House bill bars points on traffic camera tickets

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Courtesy: MGN Online

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri drivers would not have points assessed against their license for tickets issued by automated traffic cameras under legislation endorsed by the state House.

The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday that would regulate red-light and speeding cameras.

Photo traffic enforcement systems for Missouri municipalities have been the subject of ongoing court cases and many cities have temporary halted enforcement. The measure would require cities to meet certain standards in order to operate speeding or red-light cameras.

Supporters say the measure would streamline traffic enforcement across different municipalities and give guidance to the courts. Opponents say it circumvents the point system and could keep dangerous drivers on the road.

The bill needs one more affirmative vote before moving to the Senate.

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