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Letter: Speed cameras make safe drivers

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I am all in favor of speed cameras near schools ["Problems with speed cams persist," Letters, Sept. 17]. Many people seem to have forgotten what they should have learned in driver's ed courses.

People also seem to have forgotten what a stop sign means. I take a couple of walks a day and pass the A.P. Willits Elementary School area, where there is a stop sign. I frequently see cars ignore it, either by rolling past it without completely stopping, or in some cases driving right past without stopping at all.

As a citizen concerned for the safety of people and particularly children, I often wish I had the authority to stop the offenders and ticket them.

Joe Longo, Syosset