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Letter: Traffic cameras don't harm innocent

So if the company truck gets ticketed, who

So if the company truck gets ticketed, who pays? Traffic moves past the sign for a red-light camera on Middle Country Road near Boyle Road in Selden on Aug. 18, 2011. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

I just finished reading more complaints regarding red-light and school-zone speed cameras ["Angry over plan for speed cameras," Letters, May 7].

The writers complain that the camera fines represent a tax or an abuse of citizens by politicians.

I couldn't disagree more. A tax is compulsory. The fines from these cameras are only levied if you choose to speed through a school zone or fail to come to a complete stop.

It's very simple: If you follow the law, you won't be taxed or abused.

Jim Belling, Rockville Centre