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Readers split on speeding-ticket snafu

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Our online readers had plenty to say about $1 million worth of photo-radar tickets from one construction zone being refunded. Many were frustrated speeders are benefiting from a technicality.

It is unbelievable a total of $1 million in speeding tickets can be issued in a one-week period. If this continues, we will not need to collect taxes on property; just collect fees on the streets and highways instead. This is a total rip-off.

-- venice1034

If people didn't speed, they would not have to worry about getting a speeding ticket from photo radar. Don't speed, no ticket. They were speeding. Time for all road work to be treated the same, with the same rules and fines. Speed kills.

-- 23615082

I have yet to see any attempt on the part of the construction companies to do anything to protect their workers. What have they done from their side? Put up blinking lights where the workers are. Adjust the signage so people are not inconvenienced by this law where workers are not working that day. Put the signs down when the workers aren't there, save for the spots where there is a bump or a turn. Don't the construction companies care? Seems to me they are doing the absolute minimum they can get away with. People usually reflect the effort they see from others. It is the imbalance of this that causes people to call this a cash grab. All the onus is being placed on drivers, none on the construction companies.

-- 23943102

I can't believe how many people here defend this cynical, cash-grabbing, revenue-generating technique. Stockholm syndrome, anyone?

-- lollipopsandsunshine

It's not a cash grab. If you are speeding through a construction zone, you are totally at fault and should pay the fine. Oh, and also, you are an idiot and shouldn't be allowed to drive.

-- USApegger

More than 500 per day? Perhaps better signage is in order. Or is revenue more important than safety? I'm sure we'll be told the signage was up to standards, but it appears the standard is inadequate.

-- JustWondering

That's too bad; 2,574 people were illegally speeding through a construction zone, potentially risking workers' lives, but due to a typo they will not be punished.

-- 42522421

I can't believe how many people break the law and blame the people trying to enforce it.

-- 46444601

There are thousands of drivers blatantly flouting our laws on a daily basis, jeopardizing the safety of others with their stupidity, and then they have the gall to yell "cash grab." How absurd!

-- emcee51

It's sad reading all the comments from people too dense to avoid a speeding ticket. Go yell in the mirror... you can rant to your heart's content, but at least you're not annoying the rest of us.

-- 23670082

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 3, 2014 A10

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