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.

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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