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Ticketing for revenue

Published June 23, 2013 4:38 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

I live in the Avenues and I see that the police frequently set up a speed trap on 11th Avenue across from the cemetery (25 mph zone) where there are no resi­dences and little chance of an accident. This is obviously a great revenue-generating location, but enforcement there does little to improve safety.

On the other hand, I risk life every time I go through the intersection at South Temple and I Street. The number of cars that run red lights is astounding.

Yet the officers focus on the not very dangerous, but undoubtedly more lucrative, street while essentially ignoring a hugely hazardous intersection.

I have the utmost respect for our police, but their efforts would be better spent in putting safety above revenue.

Karen Hamilton

Salt Lake City