Just slow down

People who get caught by speed cameras just don't get it ("Speed cameras vs. vandals," June 28). They are installed around schools. People know where they are.

Drivers can go 12 miles over the speed limit in these areas. If they go 45 mph instead of 40 mph through a school zone, they may get to their destination a minute sooner, but if they get caught they will be $40 poorer. Is that worth it?

Think of it this way. If you go slower and don't get a ticket, the camera won't be used. The less it's used the less money the state makes. The less money the state makes, the less there will be to maintain the cameras, so eventually they will have to get rid of them. So just slow down.

Thomas Coburn

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