Today, the Ellisville City Council voted to decided whether or not to double the fines in areas where the speed limit is 30 mph or less. According to KMOV-News, the city of Ellsiville justified the motion to double the cost of fines based on safety concerns and has nothing to do with money. If passed, the council would create special powers to the police to double fines anywhere they see fit. The motion came to action following complaints about one resident about speeding drivers from Kiefer Creek Road to Old State Highway. According to the chief of police, their officers issue many tickets in that area so this is the justification needed to double the fines in other areas and not just this location.
“You get cut throughs or people trying to get through that neighborhood as fast as they can with no concern for the residents, and that’s the problem. We have issues everyday there. If the resolution passes, it would take effect in 30 days."
-- Councilmember Mick Cahill