Letters to the Editor

Put radar in proper place

So, the National Transportation Safety Board recommends that all states contract for traffic enforcement cameras “to save lives?” These are the very same radar traffic cameras with a long history of problems, corruption and lack of due process. It’s nothing more than a money grab that is banking (pun intended) that those caught in the web from out of state will not pursue their day in court and will just pay the fine.

But what I find most profound is that the NTSB makes this recommendation for the state of Mississippi to give this enforcement tool to a private company for profit, while at the same time has refused to give the very same tool to its own sheriff’s departments.

So my question is, shouldn’t radar be put in the proper place, with oversight and due process in a court of law since it is apparently proven by the NTSB “to save lives?”

Joseph Pevey