Push for More Speed Cameras in NYC

In an effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg are asking lawmakers to deploy more speed cameras.

According to the New York Daily News, the city currently uses 140 mobile speed cameras at a time, within a quarter-mile of school entrances during operating hours. However, Trottenberg argues that this isn’t enough and is advocating for additional times and locations, such as “high-crash corridors.”

There’s no question the speed cameras work” de Blasio said last month. “They’re a crucial part of our arsenal, and we need much more freedom to put them in so we can save lives.

Nevertheless, the request is likely to face some resistance in Albany due to skepticism over the city’s intent, many claiming the additional speed cameras to be a ploy for money.

Want to get involved? The Department of Transportation accepts requests for the installation, inspection or removal of speed cameras, and you can click here to fill out a form.

By: FCS Team

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