Letter: Nearly hit by school zone speeder

Traffic moves past the sign for the red-light

Traffic moves past the sign for the red-light camera on Old Country Road in Westbury on Aug. 18, 2011. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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I read "125 speed cams for LI" [News, May 1]. I smiled, imagining that these areas will be safer for students.

I am a senior in high school. Three years ago, I got off a school bus near my former elementary school, on my way to help out at religious education there. While I was attempting to cross the road, I was almost struck by a speeding car, even though my bus' "stop" sign was extended.

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It was lucky that I wasn't hit by that car. Next time, thanks to these cameras, I hope luck won't be necessary.

Krista Manos, West Hempstead


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