New York City’s Speed Cameras to Stay on 24/7 After Deal Struck

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New York State lawmakers have agreed to a deal that will extend and expand the Big Apple’s speed camera program – including allowing the city to run the cameras all day and night.

Under the current program, which expires on June 30th, cameras must be shut off between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am each day.

The deal, which will extend the camera program for three years, also included agreements to place thousands of additional cameras near schools in New York City.

“Make no mistake about it, this is a major victory for New Yorkers that will save lives and help stem the tide of traffic violence that has taken too many. We are investing a historic $900 million in street safety and redesigning 1,000 intersections across the city – but we cannot do this alone, and my team and I have been working closely with our partners in Albany for months to get this done,” Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement.

Mayor Adams also wanted the deal to include giving NYC full control over the speed camera and red light camera programs, as well as allowing red light cameras to operate 24/7, but neither were included in the agreement.

While a deal with state lawmakers have been reached, the NYC Council still has to approve it. Councilmembers are still split about extending the plan under the agreed-upon terms.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. WHEN WILL THE MAYOR DEAL WITH MAJOR BIKE ISSUE?
    IT IS ALREADY SCARY TO LET MY KIDS WALK OUT THE FRONT DOOR WITHOUT BEING KNOCKED DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK

  2. It is crazy that they should ever be turned off. There are red lights at night as by day. Stop by the lights, and don’t speed and you won’t be fined.

  3. Vevel, Riverdale2 and GAON are probably irresponsible drivers. Why else would they oppose catching speeders and runners of red lights? And getting caught by a camera is way better than getting caught by a cop. When caught by a camera, a guilty plea costs a simple fine. Getting caught by a cop costs (i) a fine, (ii) points on your license, and (iii) a substantial increase in your insurance premiums – hundreds of dollars per year – for at least 3 years. As Rabbi Ben Stern says, I told you to drive carefully, you morons.

  4. Lowering the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 35 mph (already below the comfortable flow) to 25 concurrently with installing cameras was, in my opinion a (blatant) criminal money grab.
    I believe that the data show that instead of saving lives, this unnatural change to the traffic pattern has slowed response times for first responders likely leading to dozens if not hundreds of unnecessary deaths per year.

  5. Ocean Parkway is still a Highway, it is a major through way, they should bring back the 35 MPH. People drive 20 MPH and it drives people crazy and causes road rage and accidents.