In the Monday, Feb. 4 (Waterloo-Cedar Falls) Courier was the story "Traffic camera bills return." In that article, "House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Ashley Hinson, R-Marion, is taking another run this year at regulating traffic cameras to make sure they are being used to enhance safety, not just to generate revenue."
Now, I ask you to think about that. If there were no speeding, nor other infractions, how would there be revenue generated? There would not be. There is only revenue generated if the traffic laws are broken and those breaking them are caught.
We either need laws, or we don't. If we need laws, and I think most of us in our right minds do agree, then we need to enforce the laws. Right? That's all the cameras are doing.
If people are not breaking laws, they have nothing to worry about. Driving is not a right; it is a privilege! If you want to drive and not pay a fine, then obey the laws. By obeying the laws, you do enhance safety.
Larry Dodd, Washburn