Traffic cameras create a safety zone

To the editor:

I was dismayed to read the May 10 article saying that Cedar Rapids is getting a reputation as a “speed trap” because of our cameras (“Is C.R. getting national rep as speed trap?).

It seems to me that they must be doing a great job of catching those who think they can save a few minutes by pushing their speed.

Admittedly, I am one who sets my cruise control at the posted speed limit, thus eliminating concern that I might be ticketed. Amazing how that simple act can save a great deal of anxiety on the highway.

Let it be known that Cedar Rapids cares more about lives — even those of people traveling through — than saving 15 or 20 minutes on a trip which could easily end up in catastrophe. I vote for “safety zones.”

Barbara Oakland


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