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Article posted: 7/22/2013 4:40 AM

Red light cameras all about money

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Red light cameras all about money

I want to congratulate you on the recent article in the paper about all the money the red-light cameras are making for Roselle. It was truthful. It made no claim whatsoever about them improving traffic safety. It's all about money.

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Almost none of the citations those cameras generate are for an act that might cause an accident. A violation of the rules, yes, but not a safety hazard.

For the record, I have never received such a citation, so it's not a matter of "sour grapes." But I know a few people who have. I know one man who received one for turning right on red after stopping for only one and one-half seconds, instead of the required three seconds. I didn't even know there was such a requirement. Certainly not much of a safety violation.

If it was presented as a moneymaker instead of a traffic safety issue I would at least consider that honest. Obey the rules and you won't contribute.

The name of the game is money,

George Foxe

Carol Stream

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