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Photo radar editorial was bang on


  |  Posted: Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 06:00 am

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The editor is bang on with his dissertation that there is too much absurdity with the speed limits in the city. (Speed limits are the real St. Albert trap, Our View, March 15 Gazette). To quote our mayor from a past utterance "we are not trying to punish the citizens of St. Albert with photo radar enforcement. However, I beg to differ.

One simply has to look at the locations of where these traps are set and they are, for the majority of the time, set in 50 kilometre per hour zones because most everyone expects to be traveling at 60 km/h. To say these limits on four-lane roads are asinine is an understatement and the editor is being too kind.

I also agree that that the only reason council has not stepped up to the plate to change this insanity is simply to fill municipal coffers. Don't get me wrong on photo radar, it can be used effectively for traffic enforcement when a problem exists, however, other than at traffic lights, I have yet to see a major accident along some of the stretches of roads indicated by the editor.

The only problem with some of the council persons putting forth an intelligent change to fix this absurdity is the fact that most of them are sycophants when it comes to challenging the mayor. This has been noticeably evident when it seems Sheena Hughes and Cam McKay try to bring some sound rationale to the table but they are, for the most part, always defeated.

A.I. Smith, St. Albert


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