By Katherine Lavacca |
The cameras set up in school zones help to deter speeding by over 70% and in 2020, and more than half of vehicles that received one speeding violation did not receive a second, according to the DOT. The DOT would like to expand the hours that the cameras issue summonses and place more cameras around the city.
One third of traffic deaths in 2021 happened within school speed zones outside of the the cameras enforcement times, according to the DOT. Legislation to permit the cameras to enforce 24/7 has already been introduced by State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblymember Deborah Glick.