Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

Real problem with speed cameras: Reckless drivers

Yes, let's fine-tune the speed cameras ("Restoring trust in speed cameras," Dec. 10). But also, let's be honest: What underlies much of the fussing over speed cameras is that many drivers just do not want to obey the law. They apparently feel that speed limits are voluntary.

Sorry, they are not. Our roads and highways are filled with reckless drivers who put themselves and the rest of us in danger. Thank goodness the speed cameras serve as a deterrent to some; to others, let them pay the fines! Baltimore can use the money.

Jay Lippincott, Baltimore

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
  • Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
    Related Content
    • Cameras and corruption
      Cameras and corruption

      I have followed The Sun's investigation of Baltimore's speed and red light cameras from the beginning and believe a desire for a back door tax is what is driving Baltimore's concern and not protecting the poor innocent school children they claim when defending the constitutionality of such laws...

    • Safety or revenue?
      Safety or revenue?

      Before it was shut down over reports of widespread errors, Baltimore ran by far the largest speed camera program in the state and one of the largest in the nation. It generated a lot of tickets and a lot of revenue for the city — so much so that officials were fighting over what to do...

    Comments
    Loading