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Excessive traffic fine

From: domainremoved <Frank>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:31:45 +0000

Recently my wife and I were driving our daughter home to her Menlo Park
apartment in the late evening hours, and were caught by your automated
camera ticketing machine, for making a right turn on red without making a
full stop. While I support the need to enforce traffic rules, and even
agree that such a system can be a very effective way to do it, I think that
the $490 fine is far more than the the amount necessary to act as a
deterrent. Half that amount would already be quite painful and serve as a
lasting reminder to be more careful.
We often meet up with our daughter for a weekend dinner out in Menlo Park.
However, after this absurd fine, *we will boycott all Menlo Park
establishments* for the indeterminate future (even beloved haunts such as
Cafe Barrone). I spoke with a friend who also received a similar fine for
an infraction coming off the Dumbarton bridge turning onto Willow. We came
up with the boycott idea together. If you reduce these fines to a
reasonable amount (e.g. reduce by half), let me know and we will begin
patronizing your establishments again (and I'll also notify my friend).
But for now, we'll be eating and shopping in Palo Alto or Redwood City.
Frank Viggiano
Received on Mon Feb 13 2017 - 18:34:48 PST

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