Niagara Gazette

Opinion

April 27, 2013

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: There oughta not be a law

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Niagara Gazette — Now many states also demand that drivers drop speed to 20 below the posted limit. In free-thinking Texas, some officers take to the road in teams, one flagging down a legitimate speeder, others then lying in wait for the uninformed and citing them for going, for example, 48 in a 60 zone. The fines are staggering.

The original law, like so many hasty legislations, would not have prevented the accident that prompted it. Bad enough to encourage people to change lanes in heavy traffic, which is far more hazardous than most speeds, but yet to exploit this poor Trooper’s death as a revenue source.

So we look skyward and ask again: Do we need all these laws?

Come visit. No rules at our place.

Polly and Doug E-mail pollyndoug@hotmail.com

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