More red-light cameras, please

Saturday, February 5, 2011; 6:09 PM

I am a huge advocate of red-light cameras ["Cameras at red lights slowing traffic fatality rates, study finds," front page, Feb. 1]. I can't tell you how many times "jumping" a green light probably would have led to me writing this letter from a wheelchair, if at all. I have changed my habits at all intersections since receiving a couple of fines from these so-called moneymakers, which wouldn't make any money if drivers obeyed the law. I encourage the installation of more of these, as well as speed cameras. It is time for drivers to slow down and obey the law. Driving is a privilege, not a right to cause harm to yourself, your passengers and others on the road.

Bob Stacy, Falls Church

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