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LETTER: Resident questions whether police have 'abandoned' speed enforcement

'The majority of drivers are law-abiding, but the few who are reckless and do not obey the law are a danger to the rest of us,' says reader

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I read recently in a Toronto Star article about the need for police reform (Sept. 20, Shawn Micallef) “…anger over police lack of serving and protecting the wider public comes after a few years of police largely abandoning their duty to enforce traffic laws, another area barely addressed by the mayor and most councillors."

It seems with the ongoing increased speeding in Barrie that perhaps this is also true for Barrie. Has there been a policy change over the past few years? To be ironic, it seems the speeders got a memo that the rest of us did not. Or is it that they simply noticed there is very little no enforcement of speeding so it is open season for those folks? 

I have made a deputation to city council and have written to council a few times over the past few years. Some level of government has abandoned their responsibility regarding the safety of Barrie city streets. 

It is time to please do something about this increase. The majority of drivers are law-abiding, but the few who are reckless and do not obey the law are a danger to the rest of us.

I firmly believe if these few dangerous drivers are allowed to continue then the incidence of harm and accidents will continue to increase.

If personnel is too expensive, then we need to introduce photo radar the send a message that enough is enough.

Myrna Clark
Barrie

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