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Photo radar a 'win-win-win'

Re. Mathieu Nouquet's letter No city photo radar (Castanet, May 25)

In response to letter writer Mathieu Nouquet, don't follow his logic as to why photo radar needs to be "avoided at all costs".

In his mind, do "all costs" include the number of crashes, injuries and deaths that occur on our streets and highways directly attributed to speeding?

According to the Government of Canada’s website, in 2019 there were 1,762 deaths, 8,917 serious injuries and 140,801 injuries in Canada due to car crashes, of which 30% were due to speeding.

Of course we should do absolutely all that we can in order to protect people from those who seem to think that it's their God-given right to speed.

If (people) don't like photo radar, then, rather than complain about it, don't speed. Simple solution. Without speeders, there would be no worry about the problems Mr. Nouquet anticipates—no quotas to hit, no bylaw officers transformed into money collectors and struggling taxpayers won't have to worry about another tax grab.

Slower speeds burn less gasoline per kilometre (a good thing with prices over $2 per litre and rising) and, best of all, fewer crashes, injuries and deaths.

It would be a win-win-win (situation).

Lloyd Vinish



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