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Regarding the ICE President's views on speed cameras (NCE 31 October), engineers have a duty of care to society but I believe it is stretching a point to its absolute limit to get involved in the issue of speed cameras.

I believe it is absolutely vital to site cameras in areas of high fatalities. Making the cameras visible slows cars down and that is their purpose. If no revenue was received but there were no accidents, then this would be an excellent result.

We need to put forward arguments for better road design and to reduce accidents and not get involved in the political wrangling of local authorities and governments regarding the rights and wrongs of painting and siting of speed cameras.

CP Newsome, Watsons Lane, Norwood, Harrogate, HG3 1TA.

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