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Sin City: New 24/7 Speed Cameras Issue a Whopping 70 Percent More Tickets

Streetsblog NYC | By Julianne Cuba | September 1, 2022

New York City's speed cameras have ticketed 70 percent more drivers since they've been able to stay on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to new data from the city.

According to an analysis of the city’s Open Parking and Camera Violations numbers by Jehiah Czebotar, there were 513,777 camera-issued speeding tickets during a three-week period between Aug. 1 and Aug. 21 — roughly 211,000, or 70 percent, more compared to a similar three-week period between July 11 and July 31, when the cameras were only active five days a week and between 6 am and 10 pm.

“We know speeding doesn’t take nights or weekends off. With speed safety cameras now operating 24/7, speed safety cameras are working as they should — catching more speeding drivers and combatting reckless driving,” said Elizabeth Adams, Senior Director for Advocacy and Organizing at Transportation Alternatives. “In 2020, more than half of all drivers who received a first violation from a speed safety camera never received another and the vast majority never received more than two — helping to change driver behavior.”


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