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Red light cameras II

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Re. the July 9 letter “Red light cameras:” The author urges everyone to oppose red light cameras, saying ticket cameras increase accidents, injuries and fatalities.

I've been fortunate enough to pause at a green light only to see two cars blow through their red. It's happened many times. I could have been the fatality.

So I'm not sorry if chronic red-light runners get caught by the cameras. And if a driver behind follows too closely and can't anticipate a red light, he too deserves a ticket and the consequences of an accident.

The bottom line is all drivers are responsible for controlling their cars and safely stopping at red lights. If cameras will curb some drivers' recklessness, I am all for them.

Alexis Shipman

New Kensington

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