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Consider This...Safe to pass on speeding cameras

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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was interested in hearing more about the possibility of putting cameras in school zones to catch speeders.

Since then I've heard much more and I agree with the county commissioners' decision to pass on them.

Consider this:

There is a Texas law already on the books prohibiting cities from raising those cameras to catch moving violators. The loophole here was the bill did not address a county governmental body.

That's why the company pitching the deal approached Lubbock County commissioners instead of city council. They found a way to sneak past the law and make millions if the deal were approved - $16 million a year to be exact.

It's more apparent than ever that this gimmick is nothing more than a money grab and a borderline intrusion of privacy. It has less to do with public safety and more to do with private profit.

Good call, commissioners court.

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