New York City will bring back working speed cameras in school zones before children return to classes, after the City Council brokered a deal between the mayor and governor, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to sign an executive order allowing the city to access Department of Motor Vehicle records of drivers caught on camera speeding, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Sunday. And Mayor Bill de Blasio will take procedural steps necessary to expedite passage of a City Council bill to reactivate the issuing of tickets, Mr. Johnson said.
The program for the speed cameras, which are placed in 140 school zones throughout the five boroughs, expired July 25 after the state Senate failed to pass legislation authorizing their use. The city kept recording data on speeding drivers through its cameras but was unable to give out tickets.