Why tra∞ c cameras shouldn’t be outlawed
“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
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.