St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly says drivers who get automatic speed camera tickets in construction zones along a stretch of I-64 in East St. Louis don't need to pay them because the process isn't legal. Kelly says the tickets given to car owners on this part of the highway don't conform to court requirements.
Kelly’s office has been flooded with angry phone calls in recent weeks after the cameras began issuing tickets in March. Kelly says the problem is not the fact the tickets are being issued, but the formatting of the ticket does not follow rules required by the Illinois Supreme Court. He says the city does have the right to issue the tickets, but the tickets aren’t the correct size or format and have incorrect wording. East St. Louis officials contend the tickets are legal but will reportedly be meeting with Kelly to resolve the issue. Until then, no speed camera tickets will be issued.