If the driver did not know that 20 mph was designated for school zones, he does not warrant having a driver’s license [“Driver teaches city a lesson about speeding in Seattle school zones,” Local News, June 17].
Signs and cameras are needed for those who are unwilling to understand the reason to slow down. The judge’s decision did the public a disservice. Joe Hunt might get his $189 back for too many words on this sign, but does he deserve to even have a license to drive? Signs are reminders for those who are constantly breaking the law when driving. If everyone were a good driver (not possible), the cost of maintaining all signs could be reduced.
I understand that too many words are not safely readable, but this holds true for even advertisers who put up signs along roadways. Most traffic-control signs are understood by shape and common-sense driving. This may not be true with roadway advertisers. Many advertisers use illegal traffic-control signs as a means to attract customers.
Slowing down in the school zone would only cost the driver 20 to 30 seconds of driving time.
Jim Morris, Renton