VINITA PARK, Mo. (AP) - First there were red-light cameras, then cameras to catch speeders. Now, the St. Louis suburb of Vinita Park is going a step further, with mobile speed cameras.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/p5EPnl ) reports that Vinita Park aldermen recently voted to add a patrol car equipped with radar detection and cameras that will photograph a speeding car's license plate. The vehicle's registered owner will get a ticket in the mail.
Mayor James McGee says a mobile unit allows for more flexibility for speed monitoring than a stationary camera.
The car and equipment are valued at about $100,000. They're provided by Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, which provides mobile units or red-light cameras to about 250 communities around the nation.
The company is paid $30 per citation.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com