Letter: Traffic cameras don't harm innocent

Traffic moves past the sign for the red

Traffic moves past the sign for the red light camera on Middle Country Road near the intersection with Boyle Road in Selden on the afternoon of August 18, 2011. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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I just finished reading more complaints regarding red-light and school-zone speed cameras ["Angry over plan for speed cameras," Letters, May 7].

The writers complain that the camera fines represent a tax or an abuse of citizens by politicians.

I couldn't disagree more. A tax is compulsory. The fines from these cameras are only levied if you choose to speed through a school zone or fail to come to a complete stop.

It's very simple: If you follow the law, you won't be taxed or abused.

Jim Belling, Rockville Centre

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