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Speed-Trapped" in Redmond 

Please print my anonymous letter, as I speak for so many responsible citizens who share my frustration in this matter, I believe my name is

Please print my anonymous letter, as I speak for so many responsible citizens who share my frustration in this matter, I believe my name is unimportant. I think freedom of speech includes freedom of anonymity.

Central Oregon law enforcement, what are you trying to do? Destroy the already shaky financial stability of our working-class families?

The [Redmond] bypass project that we are all excited about and looking forward to is moving along.

No doubt it is costing more than expected, because the citizens are being robbed to pay for it. There has been a predatory and pervasive practice going on since its inception - traffic officers hiding, "laying in wait" for anyone who didn't notice the sudden speed limit changes along Highway 97.

People are trying to work all hours, some go to college to better themselves, others just exist. We are all prey and the meal ticket for this campaign. Don't our outrageous taxes bring in enough? Maybe we should put some of the many local citizens that have been laid off their jobs to work, creating a better way to route traffic instead of a sudden reduction in speed and ridiculous winding traffic cones on a major highway!

The tickets are extremely expensive and serve more than a lesson in speeding; they may help serve foreclosures and bankruptcy. More than a few of these tickets I have heard of CLAIM a speed just over the limit for traffic school, thus negating the hope of decent insurance rates for young people.

I do not condone speeding and have not received a ticket myself, but could not keep quiet any longer as the tactics do not seem fitting for a "warm, welcoming" community as we claim to be. Wake up, people, don't stand for it, make them earn money in fundraisers like our schools have to.

Appalled & Insulted

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