The writer of "School cameras not about safety" [Letters, March 7] was misinformed.

The speed limit in most residential neighborhoods is 30 mph, not 40. The main reason we have 20-mph speeds posted around schools is to protect our children.

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School crossing guards are not there to control traffic, as the writer suggests, only to help children cross the street.

Finally, the writer says that rear-end collisions could be caused by drivers abruptly slowing down when they approach a school. That is hogwash. Many drivers slow down without incident or accident.

I am elated about cameras in school zones. Maybe more people will become more caring of our future: our children.

Kenneth Maxwell, Patchogue