Letters: Bob Hertzberg is wrong. Everyone must obey traffic laws

Re “California traffic fines prey on poor” (Viewpoints, Jan. 8): I disagree with the opinions of Sen. Robert Hertzberg and Emmett D. Carson. Obeying traffic laws is an equal opportunity situation. My spouse served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. We lived in several states, Southeast Asia, and Europe. It was our responsibility to learn and obey the local traffic laws even if we did not speak the local language. When I observe a driver speeding, running a red light or parking illegally, I believe it is intentional. Driving is a serious responsibility and obeying the law protects everyone. We all have the choice to obey the law or pay the penalty.

Susan Farhood, Sacramento