Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Charlack Will Use Speed Cameras on 170 Despite Criticism
By Chad Garrison
on Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:40 AM
The cameras began issuing tickets last week. Charlack's mayor and police chief tell the Post-Dispatch this morning
that the sole purpose of the cameras is to get people to slow down on the inner-belt. Critics -- including St. Louis County police chief Tim Fitch -- contend that the cameras are all about generating revenue with $100 citations.
Just last week, Fitch reiterated
his displeasure of the cameras
, equating them to acne and
suggesting that they're all about money with municipalities motivated by
the "millions of dollars" in possible fees.
Charlack is pushing ahead with the use controversial speed cameras along its quarter-mile section of Highway 170 in north St. Louis County.