The reason why an ARC Zone traffic ticket is considered to be more severe than a standard infraction of the law is because the city has determined that along this particular stretch of highway, there is a statistically higher rate of fatal accidents.
ARC stands for “Accident Reduction Corridor.” It is a mechanism put in place by the city of St. Louis (and participating municipalities) to try and reduce the high number of traffic accidents that occur annually along I-70 interstate that result in fatalities. From roughly St. Ann to the I-170 and I-70 intersection, there is a much stricter enforcement of the speed limit.
But getting pulled over in the ARC zone will normally entail a police officer who was initially parked on the side of the highway (with three or four squad cars behind it waiting their turn) pulling out behind you immediately, flashing his lights, and issuing the citation. This description is of course the normal way in which an officer of the law makes a regular stop, but the ticket he/she will give you as a result is far more expensive.
In fact, the average fine for an ARC ticket is around $300-400 (as opposed to somewhere in the $150 range). But the affordable St. Louis traffic ticket attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC have been assisting people with their St. Louis ARC Zone tickets for years. Our goal is to first and foremost get the infraction reduced to a non-moving violation. By getting the ticket amended to this level, no points will be put on your permanent driving record. The points system used by the state of Missouri is what is used to show how bad of a driver you are. The more points your record accumulates, the more your automobile insurance will rise. In addition, if you receive a lot of points in a short period of time, you can have your driver’s license suspended.
Our St. Louis speeding ticket lawyers want to make sure this does not happen. We want to work closely with the prosecutor to get you the best deal possible; we want to make sure your record stays clean; we want to make sure you do not have to make any appearances in court; and we want to do all of this at a very reasonable price.
The fees for a typical speeding or traffic ticket in the St. Louis ARC Zone start at $40.
We have two locations: in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), Jefferson County 63019. The consultation to discuss your legal matters is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!