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Letter: Red-light cameras cause crashes

A sign indicating the presence of a red-light

A sign indicating the presence of a red-light camera is seen in Baldwin on May 7, 2014. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

I’ll admit that the red-light camera program has its merits, but there is a down side to it [“Nassau cams catch fewer drivers, dollars,” News column, June 28]. How many rear-end accidents has this program created because drivers fear getting ticketed?

An important consideration is the speed of cars approaching the light and their distance from the light. Does a red-light camera have the ability to consider these things? I doubt it.

John DiGeronimo, Bay Shore

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