It's beyond me how some letter writers (and Ridgeland's mayor) can insist that a photo system will reduce speeding by out-of-state drivers.
By the time they get the ticket, they're already home. Anything short of a patrol car stopping them on the road won't slow them down and won't reduce their potential for causing an accident. Bottom line: It's nothing more than a speed trap.
As for local residents, Ridgeland is fairly easy to avoid. Simply stop going through the town, and don't do business there. The mayor may not want to hear that, but it is very likely the additional revenue comes at the expense of some local business people. I can only wonder why the local chamber of commerce hasn't gotten involved.
Gary R. SchultzBluffton
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