Bill would expand school zone speed cameras

Speed cameras overlooking school zones will go offline when classes end for the summer, but a number of state lawmakers and safety organizations are pushing

Speed cameras overlooking school zones will go offline when classes end for the summer, but a number of state lawmakers and safety organizations are pushing to keep them running during the break.

Speed cameras overlooking school zones will go offline when classes end for the summer, but a number of state lawmakers and safety organizations are pushing to keep them running during the break. (6/9/16)

THE BRONX - Speed cameras overlooking school zones will go offline when classes end for the summer, but a number of state lawmakers and safety organizations are pushing to keep them running during the break.

Drivers tend to oppose them. Pedestrians tend to support them. 

The law says that the speed cameras can only exist at a maximum of 140 schools around the city. They're only allowed to operate on school days. The current law expires in 2018.

A new bill up for debate in Albany could change the rules and remove the law's expiration date.

The proposed legislation would expand the speed camera program to allow them at any school in the city and to run all the time.

Advocate organizations are lobbying for the bill.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
Two brothers died after their car drifted off 2 The Buzz: Brothers die in Bronx crash
At least 20 cars were damaged when the 3 2nd-floor parking garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 4 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
Wings Academy came back from a second-half double-digit 5 VIDEO: Wings Academy wins PSAL Borough Championship

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE