New York City’s expanded camera program will go into effect on Thursday as the city continues its effort to achieve “Vision Zero” and decrease traffic fatalities.
The legislation, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in May, aims to increase the number of speed cameras at 750 school zones, especially in areas with high number of people killed or injured. Transportation officials and other elected officials are expected provide more details Thursday on the installation of hundreds of new cameras at East Tremont Avenue and Anthony Avenue in the Bronx.
“Speeding is a leading cause of traffic fatalities. The expansion of the speed camera program will show speeding drivers that this dangerous disregard of the law will not be tolerated,” said NYPD Transportation Bureau Chief Thomas Chan said in a statement.
Read more at NBC.