Cameras have been issuing tickets for running red lights in NYC for a while now, but they may soon ticket drivers for speeding as well.
A budget proposal the state Assembly adopted Monday included a plan to launch a test program that would install 20 cameras in school speed-zones; the fine would be $50.
“Speed cameras are a smart deterrent, a smart deterrent that will reduce speeding, improve enforcement and, most importantly, save lives,” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said.
Mayor Bloomberg has apparently wanted to do this for a while, but state legislation is required, as well as a “home rule” message from the council. Quinn said the body will pass that as soon as the legislature acts.