The pilot speed-camera program is generating a lot of complaints from motorists, who say they had no idea school speed zones are in effect in the summer.
Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.
In an effort to combat speeding drivers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking lawmakers to approve requests from Nassau and Suffolk counties for a camera at each of the island’s 125 school districts.
Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) said speeding is a real problem in the city, but it can be especially dangerous around schools.
Walking to school is healthy and “green.” It’s also getting safer. Accident rates for school-age pedestrians have been dropping in recent years. So you might be surprised to know where kids can be most at risk: in school zones.