Speed Cameras Coming Soon to NYC?
As if there weren’t already enough cameras to worry about for bus lane violations and running red lights now they’re trying to find a new way to completely screw everyone who might be in a rush over…
“New York City drivers could soon have another set of cameras to worry about. We’ve already got cameras to catch red-light and bus-lane violations—so why not install cameras to catch speeders on city streets, right? That at least seems to be the logic behind a bill working through Albany sponsored by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) and Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island). Their bill won’t have tickets kick in until a driver has exceed the speed limit by 10 miles per hour—which is more reasonable than the 5 miles per hour proposed the last time this was pushed in Albany.
If the bill gets passed, the city (and any city in the state with more than one million people) would be allowed to install between 20 and 40 cameras that would be able to automatically issue fines of $50 to fast cars ($100 for going over the limit by more than 30 m.p.h.). “We live hurried lives,” Lanza told the Times. “If people know these are out there, they’ll think twice. Nobody wants to pay a fine.“”
Read the rest of the article here -> Gothamist