Every move you make

They’ll be watching you:

My town in snoburbia is soon to add speed cameras to our major commuter thoroughfare. I mean, why would people from the outer suburbs want to speed past our clipped boxwoods and Victorian cupolas on their way home from work?

Speed cameras are for our safety, because when we’re not being tracked and videotaped, we’re just not safe. The fact that speed camera revenue in the overclass suburb just to the south of us funded that town’s entire annual budget has nothing to do with it.

Not a thing in the world.

Closer to home — within a couple of miles, in fact — rather a lot of drivers on this town’s north side seem to resent the 25-mph speed limit on Pennsylvania through Nichols Hills. (If you’re headed north, it goes up to 30 once you hit The Village.) The fact that 25 is pretty consistent throughout NH doesn’t seem to make any difference. I am not what you’d call a dawdling driver, generally, but I get peevish when people speed through my neighborhood; I’d just as soon not speed through theirs.

That said, I wish they’d put up a red-light camera at Northwest Distressway and Belle Isle; there’s far more of a safety issue there, and the sheer number of violators should insure a tidy profit.

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3 comments

  1. Brad »

    2 October 2008 · 9:08 am

    That said, I wish they’d put up a red-light camera at Northwest Distressway and Belle Isle; there’s far more of a safety issue there, and the sheer number of violators should insure a tidy profit.

    You ain’t kiddin’. I can think of several other intersections that could use them, including some in Edmond, like 33rd and Broadway. Red seems to mean “five more cars can still go through.”

  2. CGHill »

    2 October 2008 · 4:34 pm

    And yellow means “floor it.”

  3. Jason »

    2 October 2008 · 10:41 pm

    Can we start a petition for that camera? I take Villa to NW Exp. on the way to work every day, and every morning there are at least two or three eastbound cars through the red light!

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