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Suffolk County Exec Wants Speed Cameras Near School Zones

County Executive Steve Bellone asked state lawmakers for the authority to install speed cameras at about 20 sites near schools. Bellone said the move would help to reduce accidents and generate $2 million in revenue for the county each year.

02/12/2014

Officials, students unveil 'no U-turn in school zone' sign outside Old Mill Road Elementary School in Merrick, Long Island, Oct. 31, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

New York State Law Taking Effect Friday Makes U-Turns In School Zones Illegal

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and State Sen. Charles Fuschillo were joined by Old Mill Road Elementary School students in Merrick, Long Island on Thursday to unveil a new sign advising drivers of the law.

10/31/2013

Speed safety sign outside Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead Schools

The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.

10/08/2013

New York City School Bus (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Walcott Welcome NYC Students On First Day Of School

Chancellor Dennis Walcott said the city has opened 76 new schools this year and delivered 1.5 million new textbooks.

09/09/2013

Speed Camera (credit: CBS 2)

Speed Cameras To Make Their Debut In School Zones Across All 5 Boroughs

The cameras are being set up in chronic speeding spots within a quarter-mile of some schools. The city has identified 100 areas in school zones where speeding is an issue.

08/26/2013

FILE - school zone sign (credit: AP)

L.I. Cops Cracking Down On Dangerous Driving In School Zones

In Suffolk County, police are looking for speeders, tailgaters and those texting while driving in a school zone.

09/29/2011

CT School Bus (credit: CBS 2)

Mamaroneck Officials Seeking To Lower School Zone Speed Limit

Officials in Mamaroneck want to lower the speed limit in a school zone, but the New York Department of Transportation believes the lights, cross walks and signage are sufficient for the zone and its students’ safety.

02/12/2011