Traffic enforcement

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Re "Decline in traffic-ticket revenue puts Salt Lake City in a budget bind" (Tribune, Nov. 15):

There wouldn't be a shortage of revenue in Salt Lake City's budget if traffic laws were actually enforced. Every day at lunch I walk along 100 South and South Temple around 500 East and witness countless vehicles speeding. Never do I see cars being pulled over for speeding, running red lights or not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks.

During one of my many contacts with Salt Lake City officials regarding this issue, a police official told me that speed enforcement wasn't done because the officers "don't like to do it." What?! If I didn't do part of my job because I didn't like to do it, I would no longer be working.

Salt Lake police, do your job! Then there'd be plenty of money in the budget.

Ken Salvesen

Salt Lake City