Feared by some drivers, popular among law agencies and certainly controversial, a red-light camera system used in one Missouri town has been found unenforceable by Eastern Missouri Court of Appeals.
The ordinance in Ellisville, Mo. is similar to that in place in Kansas City, Mo. and several other communities.
Judges said there is a conflict with state laws that deal with moving violations and running up points against drivers.
Four couples challenged the ordinance.
A lawyer for a company operating the lights disagrees with the mid-level court, suggesting the state Supreme Court may be asked to rule.