The city of Arnold, the first city in the St.Louis area to implement red-light cameras, has announced that they will continue to issue red-light camera violations despite neighboring cities ditching their programs altogether.  However, in a puzzling move, the city has decided to dismiss their red-light camera tickets for those who show up on their court night to protest their citations.

As always, these tickets do not put points on your license, regardless of where you receive one. But now in Arnold, you have 2 choices: show up on your court night and have the ticket automatically dismissed; or, stay home on court night and pay the $94.50 fine. The city has said that all fines paid for these tickets will not be returned, pending further developments. So if you receive a red-light camera ticket in the city of Arnold, apparently the only question you need to ask yourself is: “How much is my time worth?”