Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Jay Nixon: Friend of Liberty?
Nixon questions use of traffic photographs:
    Some Missouri cities soon might use traffic cameras to ticket unlawful drivers. But the state attorney general doesn't think the photographs will hold up in court.

    The city of Arnold recently decided to install traffic cameras that will photograph license plates of vehicles running red lights. Creve Coeur is considering a similar program.

    But Attorney General Jay Nixon says the photographs won't provide enough proof to ticket motorists.

    "I think it's pretty clear these pictures can't be the sole or only evidence to cite drivers for violating state traffic laws," Nixon said in a telephone interview. "I have deep concern whether taking someone's picture rolling through a stop light is adequate evidence in and of itself to uphold a state traffic law."

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."