Speed cameras have produced a surge in tickets and generated nearly $17 million in revenue for New York City.
The Daily News reports that last year more than 445,000 speed-camera tickets were issues. That’s compared to nearly 118,000 issued manually by police officers over the same period.
According to data obtained via a Freedom of Information Law, the News says more than $5 million in outstanding speed camera tickets is still owed.
The city had 49 speed cameras in operation last year. Currently, 57 are operational. The city plans to have a total of 140 cameras operating by the end of the year as part of its Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic fatalities.
Tickets are issued when drivers go more than 10 mph over the speed limit.