City of St. Peters NEWS RELEASE
One St. Peters Centre Blvd.
P.O. Box 9
St. Peters, Missouri 63376
The City of St. Peters Police Department will begin red light photo enforcement later this month at westbound McClay Road and Jungermann Road. This follows the recent installation of red light photo enforcement at the intersection of Mexico Road and Spencer Road.
These two intersections were chosen for red light photo enforcement because of the number of crashes occurring at or near these intersections.
Over the last three years, these locations experienced a total of 120 crashes, with 17 resulting in personal injury. Since 2009, nearly one out of three traffic crashes in the City of St. Peters were associated with motorists violating stops signs, electric signals and following too closely.
As a means of increasing driver awareness to the risks associated with violating electric signals, the City adopted red light photo enforcement as part of its traffic law enforcement program. Since its beginning in Fall 2006, the program included the use of advisory signs alerting drivers to the presence of a red light photo enforcement system and, where appropriate, reminders to stop before making a right turn on a red signal. The goal is to let drivers know it is always dangerous to disobey traffic control devices.
The City of St. Peters currently operates red light photo enforcement at these locations:
- Mexico Road at Cave Springs Boulevard
- Mexico Road at Jungermann Road
- Mexico Road at Spencer Road
- Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Suemandy Road
- Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Grand Teton Road eastbound
- Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Grand Teton Road westbound
- Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Willott Road
- Effective late December: Jungermann Road at McClay Road
Officers review the photos and video evidence of red light incidents at these intersections and authorize the issuance of notices of violations to the vehicle operators. To assist in identifying the person who runs the red light, the system provides police with a photograph of the driver, the vehicle’s license plates and a 12-second video of the violation.
Revenue proceeds collected from these red light camera violations, above program costs, are designated to fund the City of St. Peters’ Transportation Program, which provides assistance to senior citizens, people with disabilities, and low income residents.
Learn more about red light photo enforcement in St. Peters.