Springfield cyclist avoids fines and hassle by riding

A recent letter to the editor in the Springfield News-Leader advocates this novel response to the problem of red-light cameras that have been a topic of discussion in Springfield recently:
Show your disapproval to City Hall by eliminating most of the revenue they may generate from you no longer driving (ie, speeding tickets, gas tax, etc.) Concerned about privacy? Riding this time of year I'm wearing a hat and helmet, neck gator pulled up over my nose, sunglasses, and winter clothing that covers all recognizable tattoos or birthmarks. With no laws about bicycle identification I'm completely untraceable.

The honest truth is when you become a cyclist you become a better driver. When you view the stupid things drivers do from the vantage point of a bicycle seat, you eliminate that stupidity from your own driving, and your friends and family often follow suit.

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