Thursday, January 19, 2012

No More Speed Trap in St. George

The tiny, south county town of St. George died a quiet death on December 31st, after residents voted last year to disincorporate.

Now-former Mayor Carmen Wilkerson says it’s already a more pleasant place, at least if you’re a driver. St. Louis County workers, she says, came out immediately after taking over and tore down the 15 mile-per-hour speed limit signs.

She agrees that the city had a reputation for being a speed trap.

“Yeah, I believe it was 15 miles an hour to give the police an excuse to pull somebody over. But now it’s been changed to 25 miles per hour, which is the speed limit on all the county roads, so we’re real happy with that.”

And, ironically, Wilkerson says one of the final acts of a trustee appointed to wind-down the city… is to settle all of the traffic tickets.

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