NEW YORK(CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants speed monitoring cameras installed in school zones on Long Island.

He’s asking lawmakers to approve requests from Nassau and Suffolk counties to install a camera at each of 125 school districts to combat speeding drivers. Speeding near schools there can cost drivers fines from $60 to $200 and an $85 court surcharge.

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Motorists can’t be charged under current county laws unless a police officer catches them and issues a ticket.

The cameras would operate like the red light camera program already in place on Long Island.

Local officials didn’t initially return calls seeking estimates of the pilot program’s cost.

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Last year, New York City installed 20 speed cameras near schools where speeding was a problem.

Cuomo included the proposal in amendments to the $142 billion executive budget being considered by the Legislature.

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