Free up officers – obey the laws

If people didn't break the rules, law enforcement officers just might have time to do more important things.

Re: “Bylaw officers, get your priorities straight,” Letters, The Leader, May 22.

I fully understand the angst of the writer over a trivial ticket for parking too close to a  driveway. And many of the points he makes have merit. However, he does admit he did violate the bylaw. And thus in this one instance he was not, as he claims, a law-abiding Surrey citizen.

We hear the same complaints from other self-claimed law-abiding citizens when they get speeding tickets. Like the writer, these offenders say the police should be doing more important things. And like the writer they too are right. The main flaw in their position is if they did not park too close to a driveway or did not speed, law enforcement officers just might have time to do more important things.

By speeding or parking illegally they help  prevent that which they call for: more efficient and meaningful enforcement.

Ross Fisher, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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