Cameras Catch 10% of Population in St. Louis

St Louis Red Light Camera Map
St. Louis nears $10 million in red-light fines Belleville News-Democrat

Nearly 30 months (2.5 years) since red-light cameras began operating in St. Louis, the city is closing in on $10 million in fines collected at $100 per ticket which is approximately 100,000 violations if I am doing the math correctly.  The population in St. Louis is approximately 991,830 according to public data sources which would give you a 10% chance of getting a red light camera ticket in the last 2.5 years.

KMOX Radio reports the city has collected $9.9 million in fines since the use of cameras began in May 2007. After paying the camera vendor its share the city's net gain has been $6.8 million. Opponents say red-light cameras can cause as many accidents as they prevent. But city officials say the cameras pay off both in terms of safety and revenue Mayor Francis Slay's operations director, Ron Smith, says citations for some intersections are down 85 percent from two years ago as drivers have become aware of the cameras.  We count about 62 cameras that have been published on our map below St. Louis, Missouri Red Light Camera Map

The city of St. Louis Red Light Camera Ticket Information
In the City of St. Louis, the fine is $100 for running a red light. To pay a ticket, you must mail payment or bring it in person to 1430 Olive Street, Room 100, St. Louis, MO 63103. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order if you are mailing it. If you bring it in person, you may pay by cash, check, credit card, or money order.