Note: This is a copy of a letter sent to Oak Ridge City Council on Thursday.
The well-placed red light cameras have had an excellent effect on reducing speed and red light violations. Please vote to renew the contract.
In the past there have been complaints about the “intrusion” into people’s rights to disobey posted speed limits. Two come to mind:
- Man says it’s impossible to go down the Illinois Avenue hill and across Robertsville road at less than 55 miles per hour.
- Woman says that if she is to maintain a 35 mile per hour speed limit, she’d have to be constantly looking at her speedometer instead of the road.
And because of this, they threaten to not shop in Oak Ridge. Face it, council, we don’t need their dollars at the expense of our safety and our childrens’ safety.
On top of the improvement in safety, the city has some extra bucks.