Regarding the recent commentary (“It’s time to take police off the traffic beat,” The Herald, April 20): The police are over taxed, mis-trained and scared.
Why are they scared? Because their training overstates their chances of being hurt.
We should be using dash camera video’s to help spot traffic tickets.
Have a group like MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers – view footage and then turn over to civilian traffic enforcement to write tickets.
Maybe create a dash cam bounty, so than any video submitted that results in a fine, the submitter gets a small bounty.
Might work and worth a try I believe.
Robert Hausauen Jr