The State Assembly passed a bill on Monday to add 140 speed cameras in New York City.
The bill, backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, is a major part of de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to reduce pedestrian deaths.
This bill will truly save lives,” de Blasio said in a statement. “Speeding is one of the primary causes of pedestrian fatalities, and addressing this epidemic has been a priority for my administration from the beginning. We can no longer accept these fatalities as inevitable.”
Under the law, the cameras must be located within a quarter mile of the school, and they can only be turned on to catch speeders between 7:00am – 4:10pm.
The speed cameras give out tickets based on your license plate number. If you go 10 miles over the speed limit – currently 30 mph in most areas of the city – you will get a ticket for $50 in the mail. Failure to pay the ticket tacks on an additional $25.