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.READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris Visiting Families In The Bronx
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.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
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.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
You May Also Be Interested In These StoriesMORE NEWS: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer And Injured Director On "Rust" Movie Set
[display-posts category=”news” wrapper=”ul” posts_per_page=”4″]