Traffic signal camera can help save lives, and the knowledge they are there can make people more focused on what they need to do to be safe. That said, I believe its more about the money than duality used to catch crooks.
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HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – one couple had their car stolen while warming up their car in Hazelwood. Three days later, the same Subaru sped through the intersection at Goodfellow and Natural Bridge road; first at 10:30am and then at 3pm.
The couple didn’t have a clue. Days later, they got two red light camera tickets. The fines will be waived, since the car was stolen. But, the victims feel it`s a missed opportunity. The red light cameras didn’t help catch the thief.
“Yeah, the crime was committed, but there was a separate kind of crime involved with this that they didn’t even know about, and they probably could have just by running the plate. They could have known right away that`s a stolen car.” said Don Harshbarger.
According to Hazelwood police, by the time the company American Traffic Solutions gets the ticket, it takes about two weeks…
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