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Away with the fairies.

Hark, a voice from ARK 'Plain speaking' (GDN, December 10).

A veritable King Canute to boot. Speak on your behalf, that's a laugh.

You are indeed away with the fairies if you think that because something is decreed or even made mandatory, that the public will simply follow and you incredibly use the adoption of seat belts as an example.

All I can say is roll down your tinted windows and take off your rose coloured glasses and simply look at the surrounding traffic and see how the mandatory seat belt laws are being flouted!

Proper fines and monitoring officials?

Yes, ARK, that is what gives the law bark, enforcement and deterring fines.

The majority of people who run amber lights will hardly be deterred by your countdown system unless it is backed up by severe penalties.

So, ipso facto, why spend a lot of money on something that can be obviated by the mere enforced application of the current laws?

After all, amber light laws, particularly in conjunction with red light cameras, seem to work reasonably well in a lot of other places where there are significant fines and where governments and councils are held to account for unnecessary expenditure.

Action man

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Dec 13, 2012
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