Albany to decide whether NYC school speed zone cameras get real teeth
“We need every tool available to us to save lives and fight the rise in reckless drivers," DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said.
May 13, 6:23 PM
Rise In Traffic Fatalities Underscores Need For Speed Camera Expansion, Officials Say
Under state law, the city's roughly 2,000 cameras can only operate on weekdays between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Aug 16, 2021 4:11 PM
De Blasio To Albany: Let NYC Turn Speed Cameras On 24/7
According to the DOT, 36% of traffic fatalities that occurred on city streets happened in school zones during times when speed cameras aren't allowed to be turned on.
Dec 22, 2020 1:56 PM
Staten Island Councilman With Multiple Speeding Tickets Explains Why Speed Cameras Are Bad
Joe Borelli says the speed cameras are ineffectual and an attack on drivers.
Feb 28, 2020 1:07 PM
UPDATE: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler Taken To Hospital After Health Scare At NYC Press Conference
A press conference on the reauthorization of New York City speed cameras was cut short on Friday after Congressman Jerry Nadler suffered a medical issue on the dais.
Updated: May 24, 2019 2:22 PM
NYC Speed Cameras Get 'Dramatic Expansion' From State Lawmakers
New York City's school zone speed camera program is set to expand significantly, after state lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday authorizing new cameras at more than 600 new schools
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 10:43 AM
Cuomo Wants More Speed Cameras In NYC But Won't Relinquish State Control
'What he really should be doing is giving the city the authority to run our own program so we can cover every single school.'
Updated: Jan 15, 2019 10:16 AM
City Council Bypasses State Senate to Get Speed Cameras Turned Back On
The legislation not only reactivates the existing 140 cameras near schools, but allows the city to double the number of cameras and extend the hours in which they're allowed to operate.
Updated: Apr 18, 2019 10:53 AM
Governor, City Council, Mayor Save School Zone Speed Cameras With 'Aggressive Legal Action'
'This is an aggressive legal action, I believe it is legally prudent and legally sustainable, but it is an aggressive legal action.'
Updated: Aug 27, 2018 6:15 PM
DOT: 132,000 Drivers Sped Past NYC Schools With Impunity Since Cameras Shut Off
'This data confirms the obvious: this is a dumb, dumb, dumb fight over nothing.'
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 12:35 PM
Is Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie NYC's Most Powerful Bike Commuter?
Gothamist briefly spoke with the Speaker of the State Assembly about cycling in the Bronx, drivers who block the bike lane, and the State Senate's intransigence on speed cameras.
Updated: Aug 6, 2018 4:44 PM
City Will Keep Collecting Data From Toothless Speed Cameras
'Unfortunately maybe we will get the chance now to see with the cameras turned off what happens to that speeding data.'
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 12:23 PM
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