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Unenforced laws are useless

Donna Cummings
Tuesday June 11, 2002

To the Editor: 

For the past ten years I have walked the North Berkeley streets every morning. I have jokingly told my adult children that I expect to die as a pedestrian. With inattentive drivers failing to stop at stop signs, plowing through red lights, and inching up on those walking in cross-walks, it is only a matter of time. What could change if the speed limit was lowered to 20 mph? 

Hey, I have an idea. How about ticketing the present law breakers? The only thing a new law will do is increase scoff-laws. Laws are worthless if the police do not enforce them. White flags for pedestrians-- don’t they mean surrender? I'm not ready yet! 


Donna Cummings