Peo­ple would speed less with photo radar

Ottawa Citizen - - LETTERS -

Re: Wat­son un­veils traf­fic safety plan, Oct. 1.

The no­tion that photo radar is a cash grab is er­ro­neous. Re­ly­ing on po­lice to hand out speed­ing tick­ets has been the prac­tice for a very long time, yet speed­ing is still a prob­lem. The odds of get­ting caught are so low that peo­ple still drive over the le­gal limit. But if caught, they are tick­eted — that is a cash grab.

With photo radar, if the odds of get­ting tick­eted are 100 per cent, maybe peo­ple will slow down — and fewer tick­ets will ac­tu­ally be handed out. That would stop the cash from flow­ing into govern­ment cof­fers.

Roger Lalonde, Aylmer

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