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“We need every tool available to us to save lives and fight the rise in reckless drivers," DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said.
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.
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.
Joe Borelli says the speed cameras are ineffectual and an attack on drivers.
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.
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
'What he really should be doing is giving the city the authority to run our own program so we can cover every single school.'
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.
'This is an aggressive legal action, I believe it is legally prudent and legally sustainable, but it is an aggressive legal action.'
'This data confirms the obvious: this is a dumb, dumb, dumb fight over nothing.'
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.
'Unfortunately maybe we will get the chance now to see with the cameras turned off what happens to that speeding data.'
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