A sign indicating the presence of a red-light camera is...

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

Enough of the fighting about red-light cameras [“Red-light camera fight,” News, May 27]. Follow the law and stop!

Whether or not a camera is there, yellow means prepare to stop, and red means stop. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Be a good driver, then you won’t have a problem.

I’ve received a couple of tickets myself and have become a more aware driver.

Some call red-light fines a tax. You can choose not to pay simply by not running the light. As for revenue, it sure beats higher taxes.

Glenn Meskill, Huntington


Some people oppose traffic cameras, claiming the program is merely a way for Suffolk County to raise revenue. Further, they maintain that the cameras actually cause some accidents because drivers who stop abruptly get rear-ended.

The camera opponents want to opt out.

Before removing the cameras, perhaps there’s a reasonable solution. Maybe if drivers stop on red, don’t tailgate and pause for a few seconds before turning, the county will no longer be able to extract money from them.

Bruce Stasiuk, Setauket