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Friday, April 19, 2024

Law enforcement officers shouldn’t turn a blind eye to traffic offenses

To the Editor:

In response to the letter regarding tickets and fines, I agree. My concern is the same with a few more issues though.

Daily, as I drive to or from work, I see speeders, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, people without seat belts, people in the back of a pickup, drivers in the left lane going 30 in a 55, high beams on, motorcycles driving in between cars stopped for red lights, semis in the left lane, those bright lights three-feet-wide on top or on front of trucks, and the decorative lights on vehicles are all illegal.

Many times, there is a Belleview police car or sheriff’s office car in the mix of traffic that does absolutely nothing about offenders. Furthermore, the sheriff’s deputies driving from Belleview to Ocala early in the morning are usually going significantly faster than the speed limit without light or sirens.

I understand that there are way more drivers than officers, and law enforcement can’t see everything, but don’t turn a blind eye to things you do see or should see.
Make examples of people and some of this nonsense would stop.

Jo Cummings
Summerfield resident