Brooklyn: Elected Officials Applaud DOT Decision to Relocate ‘Unfair’ Shore Parkway Speed Camera

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spcCouncil Member Mark Treyger and State Senator Diane Savino released the following statements in response to the Department of Transportation’s decision to relocate the speed camera along Shore Parkway to a more appropriate location closer to Ocean Parkway, where it will help protect pedestrians and drivers:

“On behalf of thousands of drivers who were unfairly ticketed by this camera, I am pleased that the DOT has heard our concerns and recognized the need to move it to a more appropriate location where it will actually protect pedestrians,” said Council Member Treyger. “The speed camera program is a key part of Vision Zero and plays a vital role in slowing down drivers and keeping pedestrians safe, especially in high-traffic areas near schools. However, the city must choose locations that actually help protect the public and do not simply generate millions of dollars in revenue. Placing this camera adjacent to the Belt Parkway and not in an area with pedestrians called into question the credibility of the entire program. I appreciate Commissioner Trottenberg’s willingness to visit this location and recognize that the camera posed a danger for drivers who were forced to suddenly slow down on the Belt Parkway to avoid receiving a ticket immediately after exiting the highway. The new location closer to Ocean Parkway and Lincoln High School will ensure that it helps reduce speeding in an area with a high volume of pedestrians, especially families, students and seniors. I extend my sincere thanks to the DOT for hearing the community’s valid concerns and agreeing to a fair outcome for everyone.”

“I want to commend the DOT for listening to our concerns and taking the safety of our pedestrians serious, said State Senator Savino. “With the new location of these speed cameras, we can now ensure that an area that is actually in need will have the proper monitoring it deserves and ultimately save lives.”

(YWN Desk – NYC)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Are any of the speeding cameras fair. All of them are to generate revenue for the city. To give tickets for going 30mph on Coney Island avenue. That’s not fair. They should get rid of all the cameras. JUST SAYING!!!

  2. Are they refunding the money for these “unfair” tickets? NO OF COURSE NOT! So the councilman looks like a hero without really doing anything.
    People take note, the DOT/NYPD is using unmarked Ford fiestas as MOBILE speed cameras. Parked here today , moved there tomorrow. Good Luck with those tickets, you’ve been warned.