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John Nuthall


January 31, 2014

PBA on speed cameras

PBA president Patrick J. Lynch said:

“Speed cameras will certainly raise revenue for the city but they cannot do the job of a live, professionally trained police officer who, having stopped a speeder, may make an arrest for driving under the influence, driving without a license or insurance or even worse offenses like carrying an illegal weapon.  In our experience, a person who violates one law is likely to have violated others.  We view traffic enforcement as an opportunity to take the dangerous drivers and criminals off the road that a camera can’t.  The city would be better served and public safety could be vastly enhanced by hiring more police officers and assigning them to traffic enforcement.”

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