NY Assembly OKs Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island


spcThe New York Assembly has voted to authorize hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island.

The Assembly voted 103-24 Monday in favor of the bill, which would allow local officials to operate the cameras during and immediately before and after school activities.

The legislation would authorize up to 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau County. New York City already has 20 cameras and would get 120 more if the bill passes.

Speeders caught on the camera would be mailed a $50 ticket.

Speed cameras would raise millions of dollars in revenue for local governments, but supporters argue safety is the primary objective.

The Senate has yet to vote on the measure. Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the bill.