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No more power to them

Monday, with the power out at traffic intersections, local police were more concerned about issuing traffic violations than enhancing safety.

The traffic lights at 24 Avenue and 160 and 161 Street were not working and three police cars hid on the side streets in order to nail drivers not fully stopping for these intersections.

I contend that safety could have been enhanced more effectively with less police if two of these marked cars were positioned at the intersection to draw attention to the dangerous situation. Clearly, writing tickets is the higher priority.

This sting worked so well that I wouldn’t be surprised if the police enjoyed the opportunity to issue so many tickets in such a short time. What’s next, when coffers are down, police will be controlling the power to traffic lights? Seriously, I just hope nobody gets hurt in an accident while the police are hiding out to catch the next offender.

John Evoy

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