Why tra∞ c cam­eras shouldn’t be out­lawed

The Denver Post - - NEWS - Re:

“Red- light redo: Drive restarts to stop radar,” Jan. 5 news story.

Paul Hous­ton is com­mit­ted to out­law­ing traf­fic cam­eras. But if he had a loved one who was killed or maimed by a driver who was speed­ing or ran a red light or stop sign, or drove un­der the in­flu­ence, he would want a cam­era at ev­ery in­ter­sec­tion and on all ma­jor thor­ough­fares.

Traf­fic cam­eras weren’t cre­ated to raise rev­enue. They were cre­ated to slow down the killing and maim­ing on our streets and high­ways.

Those who obey the traf­fic laws could care less about cam­eras be­cause they aren’t get­ting tick­ets and en­hanc­ing city cof­fers.

We are con­cerned when more than a dozen are mur­dered in a high school or the­ater. But we don’t seem con­cerned that more than 200 were killed on Colorado’s streets and high­ways in 2015.

What are we go­ing to do to get er­rant driv­ers un­der con­trol?

Larry R. Sears, Cen­ten­nial

Kathryn, Scott Osler, The Den­ver Post

Har­ley Adams of Sheri­dan, left, signs a pe­ti­tion for Paul Hous­ton, who is seek­ing a bal­lot mea­sure to ban red light cam­eras and photo radar.

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