Placing speed cameras by schools for the safety of our children is a good idea ["Traffic cams near schools," News, Feb. 22]. Using the fines to give raises to government workers and to balance county budgets is a bad idea.
Once again, our government officials look to lawbreakers for more money. When people obey the law, the budget will be out of balance again, and officials will have to raise taxes.
These fines should be used to supplement the budget in emergencies, such as for hurricanes and other unusual weather, like the snows we have experienced this year.
Tony Lapera, West Babylon