School Speed Zone Cameras on Long Island


Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed the installation of speed monitoring cameras in Long Island school zones to deter speeding and as an added source of revenue for Nassau and Suffolk counties.  The proposed pilot program would allow the counties to install up to 125 cameras with a limit of one camera per school district and would operate like the current red light camera program.

The penalty for speeding near schools could cost a driver from $60 to $200 with an additional $85 court surcharge.  However, the motorist would not be charged under the current county laws unless the violation was witnessed by a police officer and a ticket issued.

No estimates as to the cost of the project or the potential revenues have been provided.  The installation expenses would covered by the counties and part of the revenue would go to reimburse the installation expenses.

As with the red light camera system, critics argue they are mostly used to increase ticket revenue for the government.  I personally believe both the red light cameras and proposed school speed zone cameras are simply a source of revenue and find it interesting they did not use any data or statistics to support their safety claim.  What do you think?

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