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Municipal photo radar

Re. Speeding on area roads

It seems there have been (several) letters to Castanet regarding speeding in Kelowna recently.

A recent B.C. ruling indicates local governments can install photo radar at their own expense, so why don't they?

Local bylaw officers can be trained, thus freeing higher-paid and overwhelmed RCMP officers. Cameras could be set up at high-accident and high-complaint areas, as well as schools of course. Cameras (should) have a tolerance of 20% to avoid cash grabs. Thus, (a) 50 kilometre per hour zone (would allow) 60 kilometres per hour. The 20 % variance would be fair to most but target the dangerous and deserving offenders.

The program would most certainly pay for the officers and camera leasing and create revenue for the local governments , as well as save lives in the meantime.

Gary West



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