Opinion: Speed trap gives state bad name

It might be a good idea to reconsider the speed trap at the Lake Champlain bridge. Not only is it a poor welcome to Vermont, but it does not reflect the warmth or spirit of its residents and businesses.
Although the sheriff may be pleased with stopping dozens of people in one day the week before Christmas, revenue collected through fines means less money is spent at local businesses. Any plans for Christmas shopping in Vergennes or for stopping at The Bridge Restaurant change immediately once a ticket with a hefty fine has been issued.
And, most importantly, people or property are not in danger in the non-residential area beyond the junction of Route 125 and Route 17 — where drivers assume it’s gone back to the regular speed limit but it remains at 30 mph.
Margaret Gibbs
Westport, N.Y.

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