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Letter: Speed camera shut-down unwise

This file photo shows a speed camera on

This file photo shows a speed camera on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Credit: Howard Schnapp

I don't think that shutting down the speed cameras was a good idea ["Nassau misses revenue goal," News, May 3]. No one wants to get fined, but now there's an $8 million budget hole. Since the government is not going to get money from speed cameras, Nassau County's taxes could increase, or there could be cuts to youth programs, Nassau Inter-County Express buses and other services.

Now no one will slow down around school areas, which puts children at risk. I don't understand why people couldn't just comply with the speed camera rules and slow down.

Steven Piro, Hicksville