Reader says consequences should slow drivers on Highway 280

Dear Editor, Yes, Highway 280 is dangerous in Alex City, especially by Walmart and Wells Fargo where cars don’t slow down nor stop at the lights. Semis blow through the lights like they are not there. The city needs to install red-light cameras and start ticketing people who go through the light. Tickets should start […]

Dear Editor,

Yes, Highway 280 is dangerous in Alex City, especially by Walmart and Wells Fargo where cars don’t slow down nor stop at the lights. Semis blow through the lights like they are not there. The city needs to install red-light cameras and start ticketing people who go through the light. Tickets should start at $100 and if not paid within 30 days go up to $200.

If the ticket is not paid and the driver gets three red-light tickets for speeding and running a red light, it should then be sent to the (Department of Motor Vehicles) and the license should be suspended for one year.

If people know what the consequences are — paying a big fine or losing their license for a year — they may slow down. 

Sheila Loftin

University Park, Illinois