No Expansion of NYC Speed Camera Program

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No Expansion of NYC Speed Camera Program

The state Senate failed to renew and expand New York City’s speed camera program. Kenneth Lovett and Jillian Jorgensen explain in their article “Blaz blasts Albany for speed cam fail” published in the New York Daily News on June 22, 2018, the consequences of the Senates in ability to pass legislation.

A program that let New York City install and maintain 140 speed cameras near schools failed to get enough support in the Senate and will lapse on July 25, 2018.  This means that the 140 cameras will be deactivated and will stop issuing citations.  Proponents of the program say that the cameras were an effective deterrent causing drivers to slow down near schools and reducing accidents in the areas where the cameras were installed.

Mayor DeBlasio has called on Gov. Cuomo to throw his support behind the program and call a special session for the State Senate in order to resolve the programs fate.  If no special session is called the next time state Legislatures officially meet will be in January 2019.

Let us know what you think.  Will the deactivation of the speeding cameras influence your driving?  Should the cameras remain active?  What solution would you propose to reduce speeding near city schools?

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