Editor,

San Francisco has had 14 pedestrian fatalities in the last four months. The government’s response is to install automatic cameras to catch speeders and issue them tickets. That system was actually working in Germany when I lived there in 1966. I wholly support the effort.

However, I also think it needs to address the issue of pedestrians who cross streets obliviously. How many pedestrians have you seen crossing an intersection with their faces glued to a cellphone screen? If education doesn’t help the pedestrian oblivion issue, maybe we should consider laws outlawing cellphones while crossing streets.

Bob Stine

San Mateo

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