I, for one, fail to understand the basis for the controversy over Ridgeland's traffic cameras on Interstate 95.
Yes, no one wants to get caught speeding and pay a hefty fine. But, when drivers go 10 mph or more over the posted speed limit, they are a clear danger to both themselves and others. They deserve to be caught and fined. Repeat offenders need attitude adjustment via the criminal justice system. Just about all of those fined through the camera system have admitted their guilt and paid their fines. So what exactly is the problem?
The camera system appears to be effective. It is cost-efficient and keeps our highways safer. What more do we want? I believe that this system should be in use on all highways where and when appropriate.
Walter Hartung Bluffton
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