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Speed Display Units Apparently Aren't Enough

Speed enforcement has evolved from speed display units to speed cameras that generate tickets.
Speed enforcement has evolved from speed display units to speed cameras that generate tickets. (1997 Photo By Dayna Smith -- The Washington Post)
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dear Dr. Gridlock:

A driver recently wrote [Dr. Gridlock, Feb. 28] about getting a ticket while going the speed of traffic. This is a very common occurrence, and the solution is to make people more aware that they are going faster than the posted speed.

I think the radar machines that display the speed of oncoming cars are more effective than hidden cameras. Many people who are caught speeding are not doing so maliciously; they are just following the traffic or are distracted, or the speed at which they are driving seems safe. Immediate feedback would be very helpful in such cases.

Sima Bakalian

Rockville


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