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Speed cameras are worse than highway robbery

9:45 AM EDT, September 28, 2011

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If officials in Baltimore County were concerned about safety, they would install speed humps instead of speed cameras ("Balto. Co. to shift speed cameras, add another," Sept. 22). A camera can't make a vehicle slow down while a speed hump can. Speed humps are low tech, low maintenance and low cost. It's a no brainer. Yet the county is willing to spend our tax money on expensive gadgets that can't enhance safety, and the reason why is obvious.

It's risky business when we allow our elected officials to use law enforcement as a means of revenue generation. As I told my wife last night as we were driving home, "I'd rather be stopped and robbed by a bandit; at least I'm not paying them to do it."

Scott Romoser, Hunt Valley