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Speed cameras were never about safety

Everyone knows that these speed cameras have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with generating revenue ("Fast money," Nov. 18).

Where are all of the millions of dollars that these cameras are generating actually going? Some of these so-called "safety" cameras are located on major roads. Roads that are not in the immediate vicinity of a school or school crossing where school children or any pedestrian, for that matter, ever walks or crosses!

I have to laugh every time I drive past a speed camera. Once out of range of the camera, all a person has to do is hit the accelerator and continue speeding again! C'mon, safety or revenue?

Michael M. Mehring, Baltimore

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