NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City traffic cameras will begin issuing tickets as part of an initiative to crack down on speeders and stem the rising tide of pedestrian fatalities.
For months, the newly installed cameras have been giving out warnings to drivers caught speeding on certain city streets, CBS 2’s Don Champion reported.READ MORE: MTA Says It's Prepared To Deal With Subway Flooding, Commuters Encouraged To Use Mass Transit
But starting Thursday, the city will begin issuing $50 fines to drivers caught on camera going 10 miles per hour over the limit.
“It’s really good that they’re cracking down,” Upper West Side resident Robin Raskin told Champion. “When they enforce it, things getting better. I liken it to Mayor Giuliani and the spitting in the subway: if you start with the tiny things you get law-abiding citizens,” Raskin added.