State lawmakers are considering a bill that would enable New York City to install up to 40 stationary and roving speed cameras at high-risk locations for the next five years.
The cameras would not photograph drivers, but would capture license plate numbers. Fines would range between $25 and $100 and insurance companies would not be notified of violations.
The calls for a crackdown on speeding comes after several high-profile crashes, including a hit-and-run collision that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber and a day later, their newborn son.
“This is not about ‘gotcha’ or even revenue generation,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “This is about safety and I believe New Yorkers understand that. That’s why we have so many community boards and civic unions in support.”
“Speeding is one of the major causes of traffic collisions and fatalities in New York City, and effective enforcement of speed limit laws in New York could dramatically reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths that occur,” said Assembly member Linda Rosenthal.
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