Law-break­ers should be fined

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I am as­ton­ished by the at­ti­tude of Sue Blades of Whitby (March 24) re­gard­ing the speed cam­era in Whit­ford Brown and can only as­sume she is a per­son who breaks the law (that is, speeds) and feels the rest of the world is at fault for her mis­de­meanours.

Take re­spon­si­bil­ity for your own ac­tions.

A per­son who com­plies with the legal re­quire­ments of the road would not be con­cerned about a speed cam­era.

If the cam­era is in Whit­ford Brown as a money-mak­ing en­ter­prise, re­mem­ber, it is only the law-break­ers who pay, and rightly so.

What’s the prob­lem? The cam­era is there to catch law­break­ers.

Any­one else should not be con­cerned or have a prob­lem. gen­er­ously sup­ported our com­mu­nity orches­tra in buy­ing some es­sen­tial equip­ment.

The orches­tra is made up of many chil­dren from our Can­nons Creek schools.

The Li­ons club has sup­ported many other char­i­ties and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions for years, all from the pro­ceeds of the mar­ket.

If the run­ning of the mar­ket is given to a com­mer­cial op­er­a­tor, all such com­mu­nity sup­port will cease.

It ap­pears to be a greedy coun­cil which col­lects thou­sands of dol­lars each year from the mar­ket and wants more.

For a long time this was one of the few mar­kets in the re­gion and we would of­ten see peo­ple com­ing from far away.

Now there has been a pro­lif­er­a­tion of such mar­kets all over the re­gion, which has an ob­vi­ous ef­fect.

De­spite this, our mar­ket still holds its own as one of the best in the re­gion.

I ask the many com­mu­nity groups which have been gen­er­ously sup­ported from the pro­ceeds of the mar­ket to stand up and sup­port the Li­ons club, so it can con­tinue its good work.

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