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TRAFFIC: Keep traffic cameras in place

Letter by Mike Trygstad, Lakewood / The News Tribune on April 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm | 4 Comments »
April 27, 2010 4:24 pm

I read recently about groups of people picketing against the use of red light cameras. I say either obey the law or get a ticket! Just because you feel you can continue through the intersection after the light has turned red is a violation not only against the law, but to other people’s safety.

It is a legitimate measure to ensure safety to the public, and to catch those who would otherwise take serious advantage. Being that red light running is chronic around this area, it is necessary to place cameras at very dangerous intersections. It is also beneficial for recording accidents, hit-and-runs and other criminal activity which the cameras may be able to catch and help solve.

Please keep those cameras in place. It is much safer for me and my community than to just let people carry on with their recklessness.

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