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CAMERAS: Let scofflaws help pay cities’ bills

Letter by Ted F. Cooley, Lakewood on March 23, 2012 at 10:23 am | 20 Comments »
March 23, 2012 12:35 pm

I read that the Puyallup City Council is considering whether to discontinue use of red-light
cameras (TNT, 3-22).

It’s difficult for me to understand why there’s any question whether or not these cameras reduce accidents. Of course they do. That’s why so many citizens are against them; they want to continue to run red lights without any penalty.

I fail to see why all levels of government shouldn’t consider that one of the most ideal solutions to their budget dilemmas is to make those who take the law into their own hands the best ones to help them avoid their critical shortages.

Those of us who obey the speed limits, don’t tailgate, don’t cut others off and don’t run red lights are perfectly content letting the lawbreakers and scofflaws pay for the extra costs of law enforcement.

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