Time for photo radar on Burling­ton Street

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Road safety

I’ve never liked the idea of photo radar but I’m get­ting sick and tired of the speed peo­ple are driv­ing on the up­per decks of Burling­ton Street. I have been us­ing Burling­ton Street up­per decks ev­ery morn­ing be­tween 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. and ev­ery af­ter­noon be­tween 3 and 4:30 p.m. for 10 years and not once have I ever seen the po­lice with radar. On the week­ends, yes but never dur­ing the week. Most peo­ple I’ve talked to have said the same thing — “it’s a safety is­sue”. It’s scary enough to drive on the up­per decks let alone try­ing to jump out of your car to give some­one a ticket, and I don’t blame them.

So that only leaves two op­tions ... ei­ther shut the up­per decks down to slow traf­fic down or in­stall photo radar. Once you get a half dozen or so tick­ets in the mail, you will ei­ther learn to slow down or have no li­cense, car in­surance or money. Pat Adams, Hamil­ton

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