A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.
The legislation, introduced Thursday by Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, comes on the heels of a new safety push by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which includes stepped up traffic enforcement and fines from new speed cameras.
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.
A Connecticut lawmaker has proposed raising the statewide maximum speed limit to 75 mph.
Amtrak is going to break the speed limit this week in the Northeast Corridor.
The Department of Transportation is trying something new to slow drivers down. Electronic signs are popping up throughout the city as part of a scare tactic to get drivers to stop speeding.
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.
Community leaders are proposing that the Department of Transportation experiment with reducing the speed limit to 20 mph in the traffic area bounded by Court Street, 4th Avenue, Pacific and Baltic Street.
The cameras would have to be approved by the state Legislature. But so far, the Legislature has shown no interest in a bill proposing 40 speed cameras that has the support of transportation advocates.