Today's letters: Should we bring photo radar to the city?

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By Peter C. Webber and others, Ottawa Citizen Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2018

Don’t bring back photo radar

Re: Armchair mayor: Photo radar will save lives in Ottawa, Aug. 10.

Bringing in photo radar is simply the wrong approach. It is the same philosophy that has seen the steady reduction of speed limits and the lengthening of pointless waits at many red lights, where there are no vehicles or pedestrians.

Too often a small, vocal minority bullies our politicians to adopt policies which, on the surface, are all about safety. However, the unintended consequences of increased commute times, pollution and carbon emissions – not to mention driver frustration leading to road rage – are simply ignored or downplayed.