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Letter: Surprising Speeders

Residents were surprised to get tickets during the summer when they did not know schools were in summer session.

People know the difference between justice, and the law. Ticketing people who did not know school was in session is not just.

Not every school has summer sessions, nor is it obvious sessions are in progress for those that do.  The Director of Nassau County Traffic Safety Chris Mistron states no schools are in session now, so none of the cameras are active.  I am glad he knows when the speed limit changes, but what about the rest of us?

Would it be too much to require yellow flashing light to be on the Speed vans during operational periods?  It may hurt one of the primary objectives, collecting fines, but it would be more just.  It would still support the stated primary objective, reducing speed in those areas, so there should be no objection on that front.

For the record — before someone suggests I am just upset at getting a ticket — neither myself, any of my family, nor any of my friends have been ticketed by these cameras.

John Schmidt

Levittown