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 Blasios 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.
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