I have read with interest articles about crossing safety, red-light cameras and police targeting those who text while driving [“Cops to target texters,” News, April 9]. What they have in common is that our roads are becoming more unsafe.

Rear-end accidents are, in most cases, avoidable collisions. The driver who causes the collision is usually distracted, speeding or following too closely.

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We need higher penalties, more education and many more traffic cameras. Our police patrols cannot be everywhere.

Linda Oley, Blue Point