New York City to Start Trying Speed Cameras Near Schools

August 27, 2013

As the school year approaches, New York City is stepping up efforts to catch drivers who go too fast near schools.

The state Legislature agreed in June to let the city set up 20 to 40 “speed cameras” in school zones to catch and deter speeders. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to discuss the initiative Monday.

The cameras record the speed of passing vehicles. Tickets are issued automatically.

The cameras are being set up in chronic speeding spots within a quarter-mile of some schools.

Bloomberg said in June that speeding is the biggest contributor to traffic deaths citywide.

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