A “Catch 22″ Proposition for Politicians

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A letter-to-the-editor in the local paper presented an interesting challenge to the local politicians who want to place more and more “red light cameras” in intersections supposedly to improve traffic safety.  Opponents argue that it’s all a money/tax-raising scheme that may even cause more accidents by inducing people to speed up at intersections to avoid being red light ticketed, causing rear-end collisions.

Anyway, the letter writer made this proposition:  If you politicians are really only interested in safety, then eliminate the fines and impose a few hours of community service (cleaning up the parks and public streets and sidewalks, etc.) as an alternative form of fine.  No takers so far.

8:17 pm on January 20, 2014