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Posted on: January 22, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Automated Traffic Enforcment Waring Period

On Novemember 2, 2009, the Board of Alderman of the City of St. Ann, Missouri passed Ordinance No. 2626 amending Title III of the St. Ann Municipal Code of Ordinance by adding a new section establishing the infraction of “violation of traffic safety on roadways” and the automatic traffic enforcement regulations in the City of St. Ann.

The Ordinance authorizes the use of automated speed enforcement to improve public safety by controlling speeds in enforced zones, improving traffic flows and reducing speed-related accidents.

Automated speed enforcement automatically detects, photographs, and identifies vehicles exceeding the speed limit and then issues violation notices to the registered owners of those vehicles via mail.

Speeding is a major cause of all vehicle crashes and speed enforcement is a constant priority for ensuring the public safety. Fewer vehicle crashes reduce the need for other public resources such as first responders and hospital emergency room resources. Automated traffic enforcement systems are being used in safety-minded communities across the globe. Automated enforcement systems are recommended by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The International Association of Chiefs of Police, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, The Federal Highway Administration and The American Automobile Association.

City of St. Ann police officers already use electronic speed-enforcement methods, such as radar, to monitor drivers and issue tickets to speeders. This has proven to be effective in reducing vehicle accidents and improving public safety and public officer safety.

Better safety is our primary traffic-control goal. Our objective is to improve the long-term behavior of drivers in the St. Ann community, which in turn improves the safety of our citizens and visitors to our community.

Please obey speed limits and drive safely.

Click the link below to review the ordinance

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