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Speed cameras more about money than safety along Catonsville street

I agree with Rolling Road residents and Councilman Tom Quirk ("Speeders slow to change behavior despite cameras," Catonsville Times, Dec. 7) that speeding on Rolling Road is a problem that needs solving.

However, in these hard economic times does anyone believe that fining drivers, mostly other Catonsville residents driving to or from work, nearly $40,000 in 10 days is the way to go about it?

I drive by the speed camera twice a day. I have not received a warning or fine, so I am not grinding a personal ax.

For a fraction of $40,000, more conspicuous and forceful warning signs reminding drivers that the speed limit is photo enforced could be installed. The current warning signs are small and easily overlooked.

This would be more effective at reminding frequent users of this route and warning those who rarely use it that speeding will not be tolerated.

Keep the camera but make the signs bigger. Not doing so strongly suggests that the county is more interested in generating revenue than controlling speeders.

Scott Appelbaum


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