Comptroller Stringer Statement on School Zone Speed Cameras
June 21, 2018
“The New York State Senate is putting the lives of our children in direct danger by failing to renew and expand New York City’s ability to use speed cameras near schools. Children on their way to school or the playground deserve the protection of speed cameras, which we know reduce speeding by a staggering 63% and pedestrian injuries by 23%. The Senate must quickly return and pass this lifesaving measure.”
In March, Comptroller Stringer released an analysis on reckless drivers. The report found that over 121,000 New York City vehicles received more than five tickets for speeding near schools and running red lights in just 26 months alone – and 1,107 times per day, a vehicle with multiple violations brazenly blows through a red light or speeds through a school zone.