Fix speed zones and photo radar
When I heard the numbers that police released on speeding tickets recently I was flabbergasted.
I know I am going to take a hit for this, but thousands of tickets for speeding in construction zones when no one is working? Really? Please tell me that we are not concerned about traffic cones’ welfare. When there are construction workers present, absolutely slow down, but after hours it’s the photo radar cash cow that comes to mind.
Remember when they introduced the photo radar cameras they were targeting high accident areas. Now you see them everywhere, especially in the fishing holes. Let’s tell it like it is. It’s a huge moneymaker, especially when it’s off hours. Bad enforcement is bad enforcement any way you look at it and the numbers are very telling.
Other jurisdictions have voted out the cameras because they start off meaning well and then go off the rails. I don’t think that is possible but just the same it’s a thought.
I guess the silver lining in all of this is that with the millions of dollars the tickets are generating we can now afford the Olympics, property taxes are going to go way down and teachers will be paid what they are worth.
Phil Hawley, Calgary