Letters: School speed cameras debate
So let's get this correct: The speed cameras proposed for school zones are for the benefit of creating revenue for the various participants -- counties, villages -- and not for the safety of the children or the crossing guards ["Traffic cameras stalled," News, April 2]?
It's great to hear that our elected officials have placed the value of the dollar over the well-being of our youngest constituents. I'm all for the placement of speed cameras in schools zones -- but not as speed traps.
Richard Meyer, Lindenhurst
I'm happy that our state has the fortitude to stop this never-ending reliance on penalty-based revenue. Both Nassau and Suffolk counties want speed cameras to raise revenue.
Now that it looks as though this may not happen, will we get more red-light cameras? And when more revenue is needed, more cameras?
Can we figure out our budget problems without resorting to penalties, fines, racinos, fees and the like? Please find a way!
Robert Montelione, Massapequa Park