Written by Press Staff Writer
Thursday, 29 January 2009 15:31
To the editor: I am currently the owner of two cars, having just recently bought a Prius. My other car is currently being driven by a friend whose car is in the shop. Imagine our dismay when each of us got a ticket from the Photo Enforcement Program of the Northwood Police Department for a light at the same intersection.
Neither of us is in the habit of running red lights. Is this a photo trap? A caution light that is too short for coming downhill into the intersection? A light that is not properly synchronized with the other lights so you can’t travel smoothly along Woodville Road going east because you’re never sure if the light will change or not?
Having to slam on the brakes on slippery downhill roads because the light turns orange at the last minute is not safe. I would urge the traffic engineer to adjust these lights so they are progressive and predictable, and eliminate this “light trap” on Woodville Road.
Carolyn K. Johnson
To the editor: When will these politicians learn that the more you tax the people, the less they have to buy goods and services with, and in turn, a like amount of jobs are lost. Subsequently less sales and income taxes are ultimately collected.
Joseph V. Kubasek