A resident quarreled with Mayor Bill de Blasio after an event on Staten Island Thursday, accusing the mayor of mounting speed cameras to bring in revenue.
County Executive Ed Mangano has warned of painful spending cuts to help fill the $30 million budget gap created by the speed camera repeal.
The Legislature is expected to unanimously approve a repeal of Nassau’s controversial speed camera program Monday.
Nassau County Republicans have now joined Democrats in calls to repeal the law.
County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that he and county legislators have decided to nix the idea.
Instead of operating on school days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the problem-plagued program will, beginning Monday, operate from 7 to 9 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Nassau group “Residents Opposing School Zone Speed Cameras” is protesting what protestors call a deceitful money grab masquerading as a child safety initiative.
Democratic legislators in Nassau County are calling for the troubled speed camera program aimed at catching speeders in school zones to be stopped until its signage problems can be corrected.
New York City is using cameras to catch speeding drivers now more than ever. They’re supposed to help keep pedestrians safe, but some drivers say the city is motivated by something entirely different.
First there was an uproar over speeding tickets in Nassau County school zones. But now there is a proposal to install warning lights.
School zone speed cameras are back in operation in Nassau County after a the program’s initial roll out in July led to the dismissal of thousands of tickets.
New York City is installing more speed cameras near schools as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan.
Nassau County is forgiving $4.2 million in speed camera fines issued in the last month.
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.
The city’s Independent Budget Office says cameras generated $41 million in fines in the last fiscal year, compared to $14 million from tickets written by real-life cops.