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I'm shocked, shocked to find out that speed cameras are in place to provide revenue (“Dramatic drop in speed camera citations means less revenue,” Nov. 16).

Time after time, the public has been told that the purpose of speed cameras is for safety, but now we’re told that the drop in speeding is part of the point of the program. I wonder what the other parts are?

Perhaps the speed cameras could be adjusted to randomly ticket drivers in order to keep a steady, predictable revenue stream, or maybe issue tickets to drivers going too slowly below the speed limit?

I imagine that there may be other ways to replace the revenue, such as using some of the great windfall from casino gambling. (Oops, I forgot that the gambling money will go to education.)

Anyway, I’m sure that our leaders will come up with some way to replace what wasn’t supposed to be a revenue stream in the first place.

Herb Briscoe, Bowie