Red Light Cameras
The US 61 corridor through Hannibal sees a tremendous amount of traffic. Statistics provided by MO Dept. of Transportation state that for 2010, the US 61 corridor through Hannibal saw an average daily traffic count of over 26,000 vehicles. Preliminary traffic studies showed these intersections were victim to high numbers of red light runners- over 20 violations in a 24 hour period at one light alone!
The number of red light runners added to the sheer volume of traffic through these intersections leads to increased chances of serious to fatal traffic crashes; an unacceptable problem to the citizens of Hannibal as voiced in numerous Citizen Surveys.
Since the inception of the Red Light Camera Program in December, 2007, Hannibal has shown a marked decrease in the number of red light running violators as well numbers of traffic crashes at these intersections- not only where the cameras are installed, but also at surrounding intersections (halo effect).
Hannibal currently has red light cameras installed at the following intersections: US 61/Hwy 168 and Diamond Blvd, US 61/West Ely Rd and Pleasant St, US 61/Market St and Paris Gravel Rd. and at US 61/ Rt. MM and James Rd.