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June 15, 2013 at 7:37 AM

School-zone cameras catch speeding drivers

Use money to fix roads

A camera to catch speeders is seen at Olympic View Elementary School on 5th Ave. NE near NE 95th St. Mayor Mike McGinn announced new proposed locations for cameras in front of schools to catch speeders. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

A camera to catch speeders is seen at Olympic View Elementary School on 5th Ave. NE near NE 95th St. Mayor Mike McGinn announced new proposed locations for cameras in front of schools to catch speeders. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

How about using the money gained from the pilot school-zone cameras to fix the Seattle roads and install speed bumps instead of more cameras [“School-zone cameras may speed up in city,” page one, June 12].The speed bumps in front of an elementary school in the Blue Ridge area seem to work very well and slow cars down to 15 mph. To drive any faster would damage the car, and these speed bumps are effective day and night. Cameras will not stop a drunken driver from plowing through a red light or crosswalk.

Installing speed bumps would put people to work to fix roads and eliminate damage claims caused by pot holes while protecting our kids.

Fran Whitehill, Shoreline

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