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Letter: School cameras not about safety

Traffic moves past the sign for the red-light

Traffic moves past the sign for the red-light camera on Old Country Road in Westbury on Aug. 18, 2011. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

I do not recall a Newsday article reporting an injury in a school zone because a driver exceeded 20 mph ["Traffic cams near schools," News, Feb. 22].

I can imagine many rear-end collisions from someone abruptly slowing from 40 to 20 approaching a school. When children are present, crossing guards control traffic very well.

The suggestion to place speed cameras near schools seems to be simply a moneymaker, with no benefit to either pedestrians or drivers.

Albert Savoy, Huntington