NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s transportation commissioner wants to catch motorists who exceed the city’s 30 mph speed limit.
Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan tells the New York Post that her agency is aggressively pushing for state authorization for speed cameras.READ MORE: Funeral Underway For NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
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.READ MORE: TIMELINE: Nor'easter Could Bring More Than A Foot Of Snow To Long Island & Jersey Shore; Up To 8 Inches To NYC
Sadik-Khan says “speeding is a big factor in many of the worst crashes in the city.”
The city already has cameras that catch drivers who run red lights. Those cameras got the approval of the state Legislature.MORE NEWS: Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Suspect After Stabbing On Upper West Side
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