NYC: School-Zone Speed Cameras Will Likely Disappear

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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.

{Matzav.com}

8 COMMENTS

  1. I my neighborhood the schools are between traffic lights so the cameras are 5 blocks away from the schools because there are no traffic lights there. The word school safety is a fraud and not true.

  2. In my neighborhood the schools are between traffic lights so the cameras are 5 blocks away from the schools because there are no traffic lights there. The word school safety is a fraud and not true.

  3. I don’t understand. There is no school during the summer months. Why the need for the cameras? We pay enough in taxes. Why the need for all these GOTCHA red light & speed cameras? This has NOTHING to do with safety and everything to do with revenue!

    • Maybe you want to eliminate speed limits entirely?

      Let everyone drive as if it were the wild west and watch accidents soar.

  4. A shanda.

    The cameras can still be extended or brought back later.

    Meanwhile, the city should step up road redesign for traffic calming, to slow traffic, and make people safer. Also, more and better bicycle lanes. I don’t think such things need Albany approval.

    • Great. Ride your bike to work in Manhattan everyday. Take your bike to pick up your new bunk beds for your kids. Use your bike to pickup your new Succa walls.

      • Have you ever heard of mass transit, train/subway, bus, or even carpools? Why do certain people think that everyone needs to have their own car on the road? And then they complain about trafficת and don’t respect the right of people who want to ride bicycles? חוצפה נוראה!

  5. We are in galus.

    We should keep a low profile and avoid hisgarus be’umos.

    We should not try to force our way on all the millions of inhabitants of NY State.

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