Speed traps don’t address the problem of speeding

Why not hire school crossing guards instead? Why not fund the speed bumps requested by citizens?

Judging by the shock expressed by Sgt. Shiels to the Victoria News (Speeding motorist stuns seasoned police officers, Feb. 17), speeding must be a rare event. If so, his efforts are unlikely to be a cost-effective way to produce safe streets.

Why not hire school crossing guards instead? Why not fund the speed bumps requested by citizens?

Evidently we are paying these officers to man speed traps for hours each day that yield questionable safety results. Do they protect our children? Where’s the evidence? Is the revenue they produce even being spent on safety at school crosswalks?

Show us the money.

William A. Schwartzman

California