The city’s school-zone speed cameras will likely disappear at the end of July, after Albany lawmakers failed to extend their pilot program before the end of this year’s legislative session early this morning, the NY Post reports.
The cameras were put in place four years ago as part of Vision Zero, but needed to be reauthorized by the Legislature. The only chance they could be saved is if lawmakers come back for a special session before July and approve them, a prospect some doubt will happen. “What we’re going to be doing, when we leave here tonight, is effectively ending the speed camera program in New York,” said Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx. “I doubt we will be back… We will not have the 140 speed cameras that presently exist at schools all over the city of New York.” Read more at the NY Post.