Mayor Shawn Brown of St. Peters (St. Louis, MO) indicted after threatening to veto the ordinance authorizing installation of the camera system unless he got a payment from Redflex. Redflex alerted the FBI to Brown's alleged threat and cooperated with investigators, authorities said. The federal indictment made public last Friday said Brown solicited and accepted a $2,750 payment from Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., which in June won the contract to install red-light cameras in the city.
$9.3M in speeding ticket revenue generated with 59,721 tickets at $157 each.
Scottsdale Arizona City Court statistics show 81 percent of speeding tickets generated by the cameras in a four-month period were for speeds of 76 to 79 mph. More than half of the 59,721 tickets were for either 76 or 77 mph. The six cameras on Loop 101 between Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road start snapping at 11 mph over the 65 mph posted speed limit. That’s where authorities draw the line. Fines that start at $157. Doing the math that is $9.3M in revnue