Letter: Quit complaining about cameras

There are many people crying about the speed cameras and how unfair they are. The is ridiculous.

The speed limit in the area is 55 mph. Before that for a number of miles the speed limit is 60 mph. If the driver was abiding by the 60 mph speed limit, then the cameras wouldn’t give them a ticket anyway. If they are driving 60 mph they only have to reduce speed by 5 mph. Not a big deal.

It is said the city gets about $3.3 million a year from tickets generated by the cameras. Why not use some of that money to relocate the cameras so they are not out of compliance with the Department of Transportation or less expensive yet is move the speed sign so Interstate 380 is 55 mph way before the 1,000 foot requirement?

I drive this area daily and when I do I go 55 mph, but the majority of drivers pass me like I am stopped. Here is another idea. Shut the cameras off and set up a speed trap. See if people like this better. A police officer stops them, it goes on their record and they still have to pay the fine, their insurance goes up and they either pay or take time to go to court.

The 55 mph is only there for about half of a mile. That will add about 15 seconds to your trip across our fair city.

Donald Kilts

Cedar Rapids

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