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N.Y. Legislature Passes Bill to Expand School Zone Speed Cameras

ALBANY, N.Y — The Democrat-controlled state Legislature has passed legislation aimed at improving pedestrian safety in New York City school zones by adding hundreds of traffic surveillance cameras designed to catch speeders. The Assembly and Senate on Tuesday easily passed …

NYC School Zone Speed Camera Program May End

Children’s lives will be in danger because the Republican-led state Senate failed to pass legislation extending the use of speed cameras near city schools, Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. The measure extending the four-year-old school …

Ohio High Court Strikes Down Traffic Camera Restrictions

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld cities’ use of traffic camera enforcement for a third time, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present. The ruling was 5-2 in support of the …

NTSB Says More Speed Cameras Needed to Cut Road Deaths

A U.S. safety watchdog called for broader use of traffic cameras to catch speeding drivers, as it said driving too fast is an under-reported cause of traffic fatalities. Inconsistent reporting by law enforcement causes the factor to go under-reported, according …

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Traffic Camera Use Again

For the third time in less than a decade, the use of traffic cameras by Ohio cities is before the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for the city of Dayton will Tuesday urge the justices to reject a law passed by …

IIHS Finds Long Term Safety Benefits From Speed Cameras

A speed camera program in a large community near Washington, D.C., has led to long-term changes in driver behavior and substantial reductions in deaths and injuries, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. “We hope this research …

As Red-Light Cameras are Discontinued, Speed Cameras get Green Light

Motorists rejoicing over decisions to discontinue unpopular red-light camera programs don’t have to drive too far for a buzzkill. The number of red-light cameras nationwide is falling because of opposition from lawmakers and average Joes – but the use of …

Towns Scrape for Cash After Speed Camera Backlash

Municipalities that installed traffic cameras to boost revenue are scraping for cash to fill budget gaps after complaints by irate drivers forced them to cancel their use. Nassau County on Long Island ended its program after speed cameras led to …

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Traffic Camera Enforcement

A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state’s municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks for camera advocates. The Supreme Court justices ruled 4-3 to stick to …

Governor Okays More Speed Cameras in New York City, Long Island

More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The cameras will operate during and immediately before and after school activities. …